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Odisha urges Indian PM to set up naptha cracker unit
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Jan '18
Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik recently wrote to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to ask Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) to set up an integrated naptha cracker unit under the Petroleum, Chemicals and Petrochemicals Investment Region (PCPIR), Paradip, to maximise production of ethylene, propylene, butadiene and aromatic cuts.

"An integrated Naptha Cracker Unit needs to be set up urgently if the objectives of setting up the PCPIR are to be realised," a news agency quoted Patnaik as writing in his letter.

The initiative will help meet the rising demand for petrochemical products in the country in the textiles, polymers, pharmaceuticals, speciality chemicals and other sectors, he said.

In a meeting on January 30, 2014, under the chairmanship of petroleum and natural gas minister, the establishment of the naptha cracker unit was planned and IOCL was advised to evolve a time-bound plan for producing power from gas instead of naptha. (DS)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


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