UTKAL DIBASA

  • The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has greeted the people on Utkal Dibasa.
  • Utkala Diwas, also known as the Odisha Diwas, is the foundation day of Odisha.
  • Every year, the state celebrates April 1 as the day of its origin.
  • On this day, the state of Odisha was declared an independent province when divided by Bihar.
  • The state is the 8th largest state by area and the 11th largest state by population.
  • The reports from the World Bank suggest that the state of Odisha has a rich mineral reserve containing 30 percent of India’s iron ore and 90 percent of India’s chromite deposits.
  • It also has resources like coal, bauxite, nickel, and manganese.

SOURCE: THE HINDU, THE ECONOMIC TIMES, PIB

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