Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 23rd September 2018 visited Odisha and inaugurated several projects
PM Narendra Modi inaugurated and revived the Talcher Fertilizer Plant located at Talcher, Angul district in Odisha. It will start production in 36 months. It is a Rs 13,000 crore-project that would for the first time see coal being converted into gas for use as a feedstock and for producing neem-coated urea.
PM Modi inaugurated local Jharsuguda airport (renamed after noted freedom fighter Veer Surendra Sai) worth Rs.210 crores which will work under the regional air connectivity UDAN Scheme. It is the second airport located in Jharsuguda, western Odisha. It has been developed by the Airports Authority of India, in collaboration with Govt. of Odisha with a contribution of Rs. 75 Crores from the State Govt.
Additionally, other than Jharsuguda, three more airports, namely, Jeypore in Koraput District, Rourkela in Sundargarh District and Utkela in Kalahandi District are being developed to provide connectivity with Rs. 370 crore under the Regional Connectivity Scheme.
PM Modi inaugurated the Jharsuguda-Barapali-Sardegna rail link. It is the first rail link in the tribal area of Odisha which will link Sundargarh internally with the rest of the country.
PM Modi dedicated the Garjanbahal coal mines to the nation and marked the commencement of coal production and transportation from Dulanga coal mines
Under Ayushman Bharat scheme the center would open a wellness center in village panchayats of the state and 5 new medical colleges. Rs 570 crore has been provided to open medical colleges in Balasore, Bolangir, Koraput, Puri, and Rourkela. Also, Rs 360 crore has been given for the technological advancement of current medical colleges in Cuttack, Burla, and Balrampur. Construction of super specialty hospitals in Talcher and Sundergarh are underway.
Statehood: 1st April 1936 ( Known as Utkala Dibasa or Odisha Day)
Largest City: Bhubaneswar
Governor: Ganeshi Lal
Chief Minister: Naveen Patnaik