Bhubaneswar/Puri: Union Petroleum and Natural Gas and Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today said that all-out efforts will be made to covert Odisha into a steel manufacturing hub.
“We will work towards converting Odisha into a steel manufacturing hub. We will initiate several projects in steel sector in Odisha in close association with the State Government here,” says said Pradhan after seeking blessings of Lord Jagannath in Puri.
Pradhan along with Union MSME and Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Minister Pratap Sarangi also met hotel owners and bank officials in Puri and discussed several issues, including revival of hotel industry that was severely affected due to the cyclone Fani that hit the Puri on May 3.
“We will take up the problems of hoteliers with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. Tourism sector will be revived in the State,” said Pradhan.
Notably, both Pradhan and Sarangi arrived in the State today for the first time after being sworn in as the Union Ministers in second Modi Government. After being accorded grand welcome at the airport, both the Ministers headed for Puri to have darshan of Lord Jagannath.