Union Govt. to invest Rs 15,000 cr to expand Panipat Refinery:
Union Govt. would invest Rs 15,000 crore to increase the capacity of Panipat refinery from 15 million tonnes (MT) to 25 MT. This is to create jobs, Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas, said here today.Also, Indian Oil Corporation will set up an ethanol plant in Panipat for Rs 500 crore to generate alternative fuel from agricultural residue, the minister said.He was speaking after distributing free LPG connections under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) among women from BPL (below poverty line) families.
The Union minister and Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar handed over papers of gas connections to 10 beneficiaries.Pradhan announced downstream industrial units of a petrochemical hub for about Rs 5,000 crore.He appreciated Khattar for announcing to make Haryana kerosene-free by March 31. “The model can be replicated in the country.”
On the state government’s vision to check corruption and the role of middlemen through information technology, the minister said it was a matter of shame that corruption was at its peak in recruitment of teachers and constables under previous regimes in the state.