Bhubaneswar: Odisha chief minister Saturday said that the State has emerged as the top destination for investment in the country during the Corona pandemic time.

Patnaik in his independence address said the State has received Rs 12,000 crore worth of investment during the pandemic time which is 18% of the total investment that all the States and UTs have received during the period.

The chief minister said Odisha has surpassed Maharashtra in getting investment during the Covid-19 time.

Patnaik said Odisha has registered a growth of 7. 61 % ias against national growth rate of 2.80 % in 2019-20.

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Paying rich tribute to the Covid-19 warrior, Patnaik said, ” We had successfully faced many challenges and created history. This time too, the chief minister said, “I have full confidence in me that we would win this battle against the Corona pandemic and the school bell will once again start ringing.