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Naveen, Dharmendra discuss employment generation in Odisha

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Chief Naveen and on Friday discussed ways to work together for economic progress and employment generation in the state.

"I had a cordial meeting with Dharmendra Pradhan, for Petroleum and Steel on how we can give further employment and development of mutual welfare programmes of the Centre and the state for the benefit of the people of Odisha," said the Chief Minister.

is on a week-long official visit to the national capital.

Pradhan said they discussed ways to work together to and generate employment opportunities to bring all round prosperity for the people of

"We also discussed enhancing Odisha's footprints further in the Steel will have a large influence in rejuvenating the economy in The centre is committed to develop Odisha as a global hub of ancillary industry in the steel sector," he added.

The Minister said has assured all cooperation in this regard.

"I am sure the will support Narendra Modi's initiatives and work in collaboration for the holistic development of Odisha," he said.

Pradhan, who belongs to Odisha, said there was no political discussion during the meeting with the Chief Minister.

The (BJD) led by Patnaik secured a massive victory in the recently concluded Assembly polls while the came second.

The also presented a cheque of Rs 3 crore from the (SAIL) to the for the ongoing restoration work in the aftermath of the severe cyclonic storm Fani.



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First Published: Fri, June 14 2019. 21:20 IST