Bhubaneswar: In the course of the much-awaited interplay with the Odia diaspora in Dubai on Wednesday, chief minister Naveen Patnaik dwelt at size on his authorities’s socio-economic improvement efforts which are quick changing the as soon as agrarian economic system right into a thriving industrial one.
“Within the final twenty years, Odisha’s economic system has grown tenfold from Rs 46,000 crore to greater than Rs 5 lakh crore. From an agri-centric economic system, Odisha has emerged as a serious industry-driven economic system and turn into the manufacturing hub of jap India,” Naveen instructed the diaspora.
Greater than 400 Non-Resident Odias (NROs) attended the occasion. The CM additionally took some questions from the expatriates. “Apana maane khusi ta (Are you all completely satisfied)?” Naveen requested to a thunderous applause.
Chief secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra stated your complete world has taken observe of the nice governance in Odisha. Citing the instance of Indian hockey, he stated it was after the nation’s Olympics win that folks realised how chief minister Naveen Patnaik’s visionary initiative had helped the game regain its misplaced glory. Meals provides & client welfare minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak and MLA Debi Prasad Misha additionally spoke throughout the interactive session.
The NROs have been proven a brief video on the Odisha development story within the final twenty years, evaluating the present scenario with what it was earlier than Naveen took over the reins of the state.
“It was a energetic interactive session with the chief minister and his group. The diaspora obtained a glimpse into Odisha’s phenomenal development story up to now twenty years,” stated Amiya Mishra, president of the Odia Samaj in UAE.
Priaydarshee Panigrahi, senior basic supervisor of an Indian FMCG MNC in Dubai, stated the Odia group of UAE was delighted to fulfill the chief minister in Dubai.
“It’s an exquisite feeling as an Odia to see him and welcome him in individual on a overseas land. The excitement that his go to and interplay with all of us has generated is phenomenal. Odisha’s success on many fronts is being showcased on the world stage and it feels superb.”
Captain Soumyaranjan Patnaik, president of a Dubai-based giant delivery firm and an NRO, too, echoed comparable sentiments. “This buzz will certainly create constructive sentiments in direction of overseas investments and higher socio-cultural exchanges between the NROs and the state,” he stated.


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