Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today said the country will augment its refining capacity to 600 million metric tonnes from the present 230 million metric tones to meet the growing demand.
Addressing the inaugural session of 21st Refinery Technology Meet, Pradhan said his ministry has been emphasising on innovation and strengthening R&D wing.
However, he admitted that there has been gap between, innovation, industry and policy which was hampering the growth.
"But we will forge ahead. India not only will increase its production for domestic consumption but also meet the requirement of neighbours Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Sri Lanka," Pradhan said.
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