Launch of Purvodaya

Launch of Purvodaya

Question: “Purvodaya” is related to which of the following field?
(a) Coal
(b) Petroleum
(c) Natural Gas
(d) Steel
Answer: (d)
Related facts:

  • Ministry of steel in partnership with CII(Confederation of Indian Industry ) and JPC is organising the launch of ‘Purvodaya’: Accelerated Development of Eastern Region through an Integrated Steel hub.
  • Purvodaya will be a world-class steel hub. It would significantly contribute to propelling socio-economic development in the Eastern region.
  • It is expected that the growth of the steel industry through such a hub will generate over 2.5 Million jobs in the region through its world-class logistics and utility infrastructure.
  • The Eastern region of India, though extremely rich in resources, lags behind other states in terms of development.
  • Eastern states of India (Odisha, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal and Northern Andhra Pradesh) collectively hold ~80% of the country’s iron ore, ~100% of coking coal and significant portion of chromite, bauxite and dolomite reserves.

Links:
https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1599007

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