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PM Narendra Modi dedicates three petroleum sector projects in Bihar

Poulomi Sikdar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated to the nation three key projects related to the petroleum sector in Bihar through video conference

Prime Minister Narendra Modi via video conference on Sunday announced that he will dedicate  three projects of the Petroleum Sector in Bihar.

According to an official statement, "The projects will include the Durgapur-Banka section of the Paradip-Haldia-Durgapur Pipeline Augmentation Project; and two Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) Bottling Plants. They have been commissioned by Indian Oil and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited."

Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan had posted on his Twitter: "Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi is committed to ensure(ing) Bihar's emergence as the nerve centre of Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan. To make a prosperous and Ujjwal Bihar, PM Modi Ji will dedicate to the nation, three key oil and gas projects on 13th September 2020."

Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar was also present in the event.

The LPG Bottling Plant at Banka, is expected to meet the rising demand for LPG in Bihar.

According to a statement, "This Bottling Plant has been built at an investment of around Rs 131.75 crore to serve the districts of Bhagalpur, Banka, Jamui, Araria, Kishanganj and Katihar in Bihar, along with the districts of Godda, Deoghar, Dumka, Sahibganj and Pakur in Jharkhand."

With the LPG storage capacity of 1800 tonnes and bottling capacity of 40,000 cylinders per day, this plant would generate direct and indirect employment opportunities in the state of Bihar.

The LPG bottling plant of Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd's (HPCL) at Harsidhi in East Champaran district has been built at a cost of Rs 136.4 crores.

The bottling plant will cater to the LPG requirement of East Champaran, West Champaran, Muzaffarpur, Siwan, Gopalganj and Sitamarhi districts in Bihar, according to a statement.

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