Last updated on Mar, 9 2021
Odisha is one of the most mineral-rich states in India. Key minerals found in the state are iron, coal, bauxite, manganese, nickel, chromite, limestone, dolomite, graphite, decorative stones, beach sand, China clay, and tin ore. In 2019-20^, Odisha contributed the largest share (47.5%) of mineral production (by value*) in India. Value* of minerals produced in the state reached Rs. 299.17 billion (US$ 4.24 billion) in 2019-20^.
Odisha accounts for over 55% of India’s bauxite reserves, making it an ideal location for setting up aluminium and aluminium-based companies. The state ranks first in the country in terms of both production capacity and actual output of aluminium.
Odisha is one of the favoured investment destinations for domestic and international iron and steel players as well as among the largest producers of iron and steel in India. Total production of iron ore in Odisha stood to at 134.28 million tonnes during 2019-20 (till February 2020).
The state's economy witnessed high growth rates between 2015-16 and 2019-20, with Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) expanding at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 12.77%.
Odisha has emerged as a key state with regard to the mineral and metal-based industries.
It is the first state in India to have undertaken reform and restructuring initiatives in the power sector. As of November 2020, Odisha accounted for a total installed power generation capacity of 8,592.20 MW, comprising 3,828.22 MW under state utilities, 2,797.02 MW under the private sector and 1,966.98 MW under central utilities.
Odisha is amongst the top ten states accounting for the highest number of MSME enterprises. The state offers a wide range of fiscal and policy incentives for businesses under the Industrial Policy Resolution, 2015. Additionally, the state has sector-specific policies for IT and micro, small and medium enterprises. The state government has constituted "Team Odisha" to help with investment promotion.
Odisha has vast potential for development of tourism. It is one of the critical sectors of the state’s economy, in terms of foreign exchange earnings as well as employment generation opportunities. In 2019, 15.30 million domestic tourists and 115,128 foreign tourists visited Odisha.
The state attracted Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflow worth US$ 616 million between April 2000 and September 2020 according to the data released by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT). Investment intentions filed in the state is Rs. 29,826 crore (US$ 4.27 billion) in 2019.
Below are some of the major initiatives taken by the Government to promote Odisha as an investment destination:
*- Excluding fuel minerals, atomic minerals and minor minerals, ^- till February 2020
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