Largest Mineral Producing State
Produces more than 50% of aluminium in India Odisha is considered as a hub for mineral-based industries due to its large mineral deposits. Beyond aluminium production, the state also contributes about 20% to stainless steel smelting capacity in India. Odisha, with a coastline of 485 km, is located on the east coast of India along the Bay of Bengal.
The state is served by 3 ports – Paradip, Dhamra and Gopalpur. Paradip port is one of the largest ports on the eastern coast of India and has a capacity of 127 MMT. The state is domestically well-connected with over 250,000 km of road length and 15 national highways passing through the state.
The state has installed power capacity of over 7,330 MW and is the first state in India to have undertaken restructuring initiatives in the power sector. Bhubaneswar, the state’s capital, was ranked first in the ‘Smart City Challenge’ of Government of India. A first-of-its-kind Single Window Portal called Government of Odisha – Single Window for Investor Facilitation and Tracking (GO SWIFT) has been introduced covering the complete life-cycle of industrial projects for time-bound and hassle-free investment in the State.