Bhubaneswar, June 14 -- Odisha Deputy Chief Minister Kanak Vardhan Singh Deo today said Odisha taking environmentally sustainable decision for its own future is the meaning of Odia Asmita.

He was speaking at the Sambad CEO Conclave-2024 in Bhubaneswar.

"Odia Asmita means Odias taking control of their own destiny through their elected representatives by taking the decision-making process of the government into their hands. It also means Odisha taking environmentally sustainable decision for its own future," said Singh Deo.

"No outside forces shall be allowed to exploit our forests and natural resources. While my government is committed towards its ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) goals, I would expect the industries to stick ...