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Union Oil Minister to lay stone for fifth LPG Bottling Plant in Bolangir on May 21

Bhubaneswar, May 18, 2018: Union Petroleum and Natural Gas and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will lay foundation stone for a LPG Bottling Plant at Barkhani, about 12 km from the Bolangir railway station in Bolangir district on May 21. It will be the fifth plant in the State of Odisha.

The Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) will set up the project with an estimated cost of Rs 103 crore. The plant, spread over an area of 23 acres, will be completed by 2020, said BPCL Regional LPG Manager (East) Atul Kumar in a press conference here.

Currently, Odisha has four LPG Bottling plants at Balasore, Jharsuguda, Khurda and Jatni, set up by different oil PSUs. And the total capacity of the four plants stands at 2.80 crore cylinder per annum.

The proposed bottling plant at Bolangir is the second by Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited in Odisha after Khurda.

Two other plants are likely to set up at Bhubaneswar and Rayagada. While the current bottling capacity of the four plants is 2.80 crore cylinders per annum, the bottling capacity will increase to 4.06 crore cylinders annually once three new plants start production. The proposed new plant will supply LPG cylinders to the consumers in 14 districts - Bolangir, Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Sambalpur, Bargarh, Kalahandi, Sonepur Koraput, Malkangiri, Nabarangpur, Boudh, Kandhamal, Rayagada and Nuapada.

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