Financial express reports on this. Following are some excerpts:

  • ‘‘The growth rate of Orissa ws 7.3 % during the 10th plan period against the national average of 6.5%,’’
  • ‘‘While the growth rate during the previous Congress regime was below the national average in 9th plan period, it increased in the 10th plan period,’’
  • while national growth rate in agriculture was 1.03% during the 10th plan period, it was 3% in Orissa which was higher than many other states in the country.
  • While the national growth rate in industrial sector was confined to 6.96% in the 10th plan period, it was 11.34 % in Orissa.