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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
New Delhi, Jan 5:

Union Minister of State for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines Piyush Goyal today met Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in New Delhi to discuss the mining lease issue in the state among others.

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Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Goyal said that they held discussions pertaining to mining leases to be granted in the state.

“The month of January is the last date for renewal. We have sorted out most of those issues,” said Goyal.

“I believe we have been able to agree on most of the issue that were flagged off. Particularly, taking power to every home in the state of Odisha. We also held discussion relating to some of the mining clearances for minerals to be mined in Odisha and for development of renewable energy in the state of Odisha,” he added.