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Industry leaders meet Naveen, seek cooperation for growth


Bhubaneswar: A day after Naveen Patnaik was sworn in as Odisha’s Chief Minister for the fourth consecutive term, captains of industry today visited the Secretariat to congratulate him and seek cooperation for further growth of their projects in the state.

The metal industry top honchos who met Naveen included Tata Group chairman Cyrus P Mistry, JSPL Chairman Naveen Jindal, senior Posco-India official Ho-Chan Ryu and IMFA chief Subhrakanta Panda.

Sources said during their meeting with the Chief Minister these industrialists sought his cooperation for further growth of the various projects they have invested in the state.

“I congratulated the chief minister for his landslide victory in the elections… I hope the state will witness rapid development this time under his able leadership,” Naveen Jindal said.

The Jindal Steel and Power (JSPL), Jindal said, has commissioned a 2.5-MT electric arc furnace at its upcoming Rs 30,000 crore steel mill in Angul in the first phase and the project is expected to be completed by 2015 end.