Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated IndianOil’s 11th refinery at Paradip in the service of the Nation on Sunday.
He said, "Paradip Refinery of IndianOil marks the beginning of a new era of development. Following the commissioning of the Refinery, an investment of Rs. 1,00,000 crore will come into the State. Paradip Refinery is the Vikas Deep for Odisha and it will contribute to the development of the State and bring new hope for the youth. The people of Odisha know about the importance of the Refinery. There will be every support available from the Govt. of India to sustain this march of development."
The Prime Minister also emphasised the need for more production of LPG in order to reach the clean fuel to millions of Indian households–taking care of women who still work in the kitchen under the smoke of firewood.”We want to reach out to every household with LPG, with the INDMAX at Paradip Refinery, we will be closer to this goal,” he said.
Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister of Odisha, said that Paradip Refinery is the pride of Odisha. It is a mark of Odisha’s development.
Dharmendra Pradhan Petroleum & Natural Gas Minister said, "This refinery was a dream of many and today the dream is coming true. A new milestone has been reached today on this pious land of Odisha. Through this Paradip Refinery, we would try to enrich the Eastern Province of India, create job opportunities and bring about a transformation in the State of Odisha.”
The Prime Minister also visited the INDMAX unit, an in-house technology adopted in the refinery, the finest representation of ‘Make in India’ campaign of the government. The continuous endeavour of the IndianOil leadership is to identify the challenges and opportunities for strengthening the Indian economy through development of pioneering technologies for import substitution, dynamically supporting local talent and trade, skill development, creation of job opportunities, spurring manufacturing enterprises, and facilitating inclusive growth to realise the vision of ‘Make in India’ in its true spirit.
The PSU oil companies also put up a separate camp for BPL beneficiaries and distributed LPG connection documents to about 75 households in Paradip. All across the State, the OMCs LPG distributors also released LPG connection to about 2000 ‘Give Back’ beneficiaries to mark this august occasion of Paradip Refinery commissioning.