Pradhan said the state had extended the tax concession in 2004 to make the refinery project viable.
Gold prices in India were at their widest discount to international prices in 11 months due to sluggish demand.
Spending more time with his loved ones is also on the list for the 50-year Stanford University passout.
The Union Health Ministry has warned ITC Ltd and Philip Morris of punitive action over violation of anti-tobacco laws, an official said.
The total production in 2015-16 stood at 332 lakh bales.