New Delhi/Bhubaneswar, February 18: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Union Coal and Mines Minister Pralhad Joshi on Thursday jointly inaugurated the production in two iron ore mines – Jilling Langlotta Iron Ore Mines and Guali Iron Ore Mines – of Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC) via video conferencing.
“These mines will generate around Rs 5,000 crore of annual revenue for Odisha and vast employment opportunities for locals,” said Joshi.
Joshi said that these two iron ore mines were allocated in a record time and made operational within 15 days of allocation.
“It could happen owing to the great synergy between Centre and State. Production from these two iron ore mines will immediately address the shortage of raw material in the downstream industries, thus promoting economic activities in the state of Odisha,” said Joshi.