PM Modi inaugurates work commencement of Barmer refinery

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 16th January 2018 inaugurated the commencement of work at the oil refinery in Rajasthan’s Barmer district. The state of the art refinery will be first of its kind in the country. Barmer refinery, which is a joint venture between the HPCL and the state government at an estimated cost of Rs 43,000 crore. The refinery is expected to change the growth landscape of Rajasthan and western parts of the state in particular. Rajasthan Congress had slammed the state government last week for re-laying of the foundation stone, saying it had already been performed four years ago by Sonia Gandhi.
Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan tweeted out saying the Barmer Refinery and Petrochemicals Project of HRRL will bring an unprecedented surge in infrastructure development, improvement of healthcare services, establishment of prestigious education institutions in Western Rajasthan. Chief minister Raje, who was present on the occasion, said courses on petrochemicals technology will be introduced in state polytechnics to help local people get jobs in the petrochemical complex. The project is expected to create 1,000 direct and 40,000 indirect jobs during the construction period.