Odisha Set To Become India’s Aluminium Capital
Odisha is soon slated to become India’s top producer of aluminium products – with the state having almost 60% of India’s bauxite reserves and a strong presence of industry majors, including Nalco, Hindalco and Vedanta.
The state is gearing up to play host to the International Conference on Aluminium (INCAL), which is scheduled from January 31st to 3rd February, for the first time. The conference will be organised by the Aluminium Association of India (AAI), under the guidance of the Union Ministry of Mines – and is aimed at bringing the aluminium industry together.
Around 700 delegates, including 300 overseas attendees from over twenty countries are expected to be present in the meet. About 150 technical papers are expected to be presented in the meet elaborating on the ways and means to maximise the potential and output of aluminium-based goods.
On this context, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik remarked, “We all should be proud of the fact that Odisha is going to be the aluminium capital of India”.
Nalco’s recent bid to invest in Kamakhyanagar (Dhenkanal district) to the tune of ₹5,500 crores will propel the state’s aluminium industry to new heights.
Further optimisation of the industry, in confluence with lesser bureaucratic hurdles as a part of governmental support to investors, will not only increase production limits but also generate employment in thousands.