CM meets Arun Jaitley in Delhi; demands CST compensation

New Delhi: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik met Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at his residence in New Delhi today.

Patnaik put forth a series of demands before the Union Minister. He urged Jaitley to provide Central Sales Tax (CST) compensation from 2012-13 till current fiscal. Besides, he sought Rs 566 crore compensation from Centre towards cancellation of the Talabira-I Coal block in the State. He also demanded the State’s share in Clean Energy cess from the Centre.

The Chief Minister also invited the Union Minister to attend the Make in Odisha Conclave-2016 conclave, scheduled to be held at Janata Maidan in the state capital from November 30 to December 2.

Sources said Jaitley is scheduled to inaugurate the conclave that will showcase the investment opportunities in the State and invite corporate for investment. The three-day meet will be jointly organised by the State Government and the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Government of India. Various industries bodies, experts, investors from across the country and abroad will participate in the event.

The chief minister also discussed state’s industrial development plan with the Union minister.