New Delhi: The union petroleum and steel minister, Dharmendra Pradhan urged the Odia diaspora to make Odisha an investment hub.

Pradhan,in an interactive session with the Odias living in China, Japan and South Korea through video conferencing on Saturday, appealed NROs to involve themselves in the development of Odisha.

The minister said that the Odias in these three countries become the ambassador of their home State in those countries. He urged them to take the responsibility of making their Odisha a developed State in the country.
Over 24 NROs joined the video conference with the union minister.

Dr.Debasis Biswal, Adity Kumar, Ranjit Kumar Patnaik, Monalisa, Sabyasachi Mohapatra, Jaydip Mohanty, BB Das, Biswanath Seth, Dilip Beura, Juludhan Jena and Kashinath Sahu from China, Bikash Mohanty, Swadhin Behera, Sudhir Mishra, Ch.Rudra Charan Mohanty, Munindra Panda, Gyanendra Misha, Biswajit Das, Laxmikanta Mohanty and Jitendra Moharana and Bhagirathi Behera from Japan, KPSS Hembram, Sanjit Manohar Majhi and Ajaya Kumar from South Korea joined the minister in the video conferencing.