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Centre steps in to speed up Barmer refinery and petrochem hub work

Petroleum Minister Puri to take stock of the delayed project on Tuesday

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Subhayan Chakraborty New Delhi
The government has asked state-owned Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL) to expedite the construction of India’s largest upcoming integrated refinery and petrochemical complex, the Rajasthan Refinery Project (RRP).
 
Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Hardeep Singh Puri would visit the refinery on Tuesday to take stock of the progress, sources told Business Standard.
 
The initial estimate of the project -- coming up near Pachpadra town in the Barmer district -- was Rs 43,129 crore, which has now increased to Rs 72,000 crore.
 
Sources said the Centre’s latest push to complete the project quickly was expected as a

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First Published: Feb 19 2023 | 7:58 PM IST

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