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Pradhan to meet CM tomorrow to expedite central projects in Odisha


Reported by Chinmaya Dehury
Bhubaneswar, Sep 11:

Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will meet Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik tomorrow in a bid to expedite ongoing centrally sponsored projects in the state, including the Petroleum, Chemicals and Petrochemicals Investment Region (PCPIR) project, proposed multi logistic and industrial park and mineral logistic hub.


Dharmendra Pradhan
Dharmendra Pradhan

The minister may also take stock of performance of the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPC) and Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPC) and their marketing networks in state, said Industry department sources.

Pradhan had recently announced an investment of Rs 4,500 crore in Odisha for establishment of new depots for petroleum products and LPG terminals.

The minister had also declared three new product pipelines – Paradeep-Ranchi, Paradeep-Durgapur and Paradeep-Raipur to carry petroleum products to different parts of the state.

The minister is likely to announce a new logistics and industrial corridor for Odisha. He had suggested establishment of the park, preferably beside the Talcher-Bimalagarh railway line and NH-6 on around 10,000 acres of land near Deogarh.

The logistics and industrial park would be mostly utilised for storage of coal with washing facility on its way from the coal blocks in Talcher to other industrial areas