PM To Inaugurate Project Commencement Of Barmer Refinery


Jaipur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be arriving in Rajasthan’s Pachpadra on Tuesday to attend the work commencement programme of an oil refinery in Barmer, which is a joint venture between the HPCL and the state government at an estimated cost of Rs 43,000 crore.

Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday reviewed the preparations of the Prime Minister’s visit for the work commencement programme of the refinery, official sources said.

They reviewed the preparations of the programme and directed officials to keep security arrangements proper and elaborate, the sources added.

State Transport Minister Yunus Khan briefed Raje and Pradhan on the arrangements.
MPs Dushyant Singh and Sona Ram, state ministers Surendra Goyal, Surendra Pal Singh and Amra Ram, BJP state president and MLA Ashok Parnami, Chief Secretary NC Goel, DGP O P Galhotra and other senior officers were present, the sources said.

PM Modi is also scheduled to address a public meeting. The state of Rajasthan has a significant reserve of oil and gas and the refinery will be the state’s first. It has been envisaged as a nine million metric tonnes per annum (mmta) refinery-cum-petrochemical complex. The product output from the refinery will conform to the advanced BS-VI emission norms.