May 05, 2022 Jindal plans largest steel plant in Odisha Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL) said it would develop its Odisha plant into the largest and greenest facility in the world. The High-Level Clearance Authority of Odisha, headed by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, had approved JSPLs proposal to expand the capacity of its steel plant to 25.2 MTPA at Angul by 2030. This would be the worlds largest and greenest single-location steel plant, thus pitching Odishas USP on the global steel map. The capacity expansion is expected to increase JSPLs investment in Odisha to more than Rs 1,25,000 crore from Rs 45,000 crore at present. This is also expected to generate enormous economic activity and employment opportunities in the state. The coal gasification route, also known as an environment-friendly technology, would be helpful in producing steel using indigenous coal, leading towards Atma Nirbhar Bharat, he said. Stating that this would reduce dependency on imported coal and save huge foreign reserves, Jindal said the coal gasification technology can also help India to overcome the perennial shortage of oil, gas, methanol, ammonia, and urea. Jindal Steel & Power Limited, through its CSR arm JSPL Foundation, will be setting up a multi-specialty hospital at Angul soon.