Progress of setting up of Barmer Refinery
By PIB Delhi
Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) has informed that there are no roadblocks in setting up the 9 MMTPA Refinery-cum-petrochemical complex at an approved cost of Rs. 43,129 crore at Pachpadra in Barmer district of Rajasthan.
In addition to Motor Spirit and Diesel, the Refinery envisages production of major products like Ethylene and Propylene derivatives. These derivatives are used as feedstock in various ancillary industries viz. packaging, textile, petrochemical industry, etc.
The Refinery project is likely to provide direct employment to about 1,500 skilled manpower and during the construction stage, the refinery is expected to generate indirect employment for about 30,000 persons.
This information was given by the Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha today.