By Bizodisha Bureau, Bhubaneswar, July 25, 2022: At least 12 more steel plants will be set up in Odisha with a production capacity of 60 million ton per annum, state minister Prafulla Kumar Mallik said on Monday while replying to a written question of BJD MLA Dhruba Charan Sahoo in the state assembly.

Steel major Arcelor Mittal Nippon Steel India Limited has proposed to set up a 24 mtpa greenfield steel mill at Mahakalpada in Kendrapara district while JSW has planned for a 12 mtpa steel facility at Gadakujang area in Jagatsinghpur district, the minister said.

Odisha currently has 51 steel plants with a production capacity of 33.12 mtpa, the minister said.

Three new steel facilities will be set up in Sundargarh district, two in Jajpur district, and one each in Angul, Kendrapada, Dhenkanal, Keonjhar, and Jagatsinghpur districts.

Two steel firms are yet to decide on the districts from where they would operate.

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