Dharmendra Pradhan writes to Odisha CM seeking early clearance for strategic oil reserves project


Dharmendra Pradhan writes to Odisha CM seeking early clearance for strategic oil reserves project

Union petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday wrote to chief minister Naveen Patnaik seeking state government’s cooperation for grounding of the Rs 6500 crore strategic petroleum reserves (SPR) project at Chandikhol in Jajpur district.

In a letter addressed to the CM, Dharmendra asked for single-window clearance of the project for which 600 acre government land has been identified after extensive survey of geological structure. While 400 acre is required for SPR facility, another 200 acre is needed for reworking of excavated rock and debris.

The Union cabinet on June 27 approved the 4 million metric tonne (MMT) capacity STR facility, which is touted to become a big milestone for Odisha. Read More

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