Odisha is a state rich in minerals and metals, with a fifth of India's coal, a quarter of its iron ore, a third of bauxite and almost all its chromite. This has led to the establishment of many government PSUs, especially those making steel and aluminium in the state. The state has consistently pointed out to its rich natural reserves of minerals, and a wide coastline with closer access to the manufacturing hubs in China and rest of the east to attract new investors.
Sambalpuri Sarees are traditional hand woven ikkats having rich heritage & legacy. These sarees are made with unique hand crafted designs laced with passion and the pride to keep the legacy continues. The urge to carry forward this legacy is the single binding factor for the weavers to continue with this profession.
Sambalpuri sarees are known for their incorporation of traditional motifs like shankha (shell), chakra (wheel), phula (flower), etc all of which have Deep symbolism. Sambalpuri sarees are mainly produced in the western part of Odisha. Varieties of the Sambalpuri sari include Sonepuri, Pasapali, Bomkai, Barpali, and Bapta sarees which are in high demand. Most of them have been named after their places of origin and are popularly known as Pata.