The proposed $44 billion refinery and petrochemicals project at Ratnagiri in Maharashtra may be shifted to neighbouring Raigad district, said a state government official and an executive at an oil marketing company.
“They (the state government) are looking to shift the Ratnagiri refinery project to Raigad district,” the official said. A five-member committee of government officials, including those from the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC), was set up in January to look at alternative land for the mega refinery.
“The committee has identified pockets of land MIDC had acquired and developed in Roha or Mangaon tehsils in Raigad district. The land was acquired for Rashtriya Chemicals and is said to be better than the land in Ratnagiri district,” the official said, requesting anonymity. Read more