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Pradhan seeks Odisha's help to implement Chandikhole SPR

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

Dharmendra Pradhan Friday sought cooperation of the government for implementation of the Rs 6,500 crore Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) project at in district.

The in June this year approved establishment 4 at Chandikhol.

"I request cooperation and support of the Government of in executing the SPR project in the state," Pradhan, union petroleum minister, wrote to Naveen Patnaik.

He sought cooperation of the in single window clearance for the SPR project at Industrial Development Corporation of Odisha, fast tracking of land acquisition, consent for sourcing water and power, permission of state directorate of mines and geology, clearing the area of all quarrying activities and and pollution control board clearance.

The also said in the letter that during the meeting with on October 31, it was agreed that a team of officials will visit Mangaluru and Paddur SPR in to see the kind of facilities that are proposed to be built at and the quality of rock debris that will be generated.

The visit may be expedited, Pradhan said adding that the proposed SPR will bring benefits to the state besides generating employment of 4000 man days for the five-year construction period.

It will promote development of ancillary industries, travel and also, he said.

The enormous quantity of excavated rock will also contribute to the construction sector and in the development of ports, and highways. The sale of rock will also add to royalty earning of the state, Pradhan said.

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First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 22:25 IST