Green light for refinery mega-project: India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, dedicated Indian Oil’s 11th refinery at Paradip in the service of the Nation on February 7, 2016.
New Delhi/India – Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, dedicated Indian Oil’s 11th refinery at Paradip in the service of the Nation on February 7, 2016. Speaking on the occasion Modi said, "Paradip Refinery of Indian Oil 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. The Refinery 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."
Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister of Odisha, said that Paradip Refinery is the pride of Odisha. It is a mark of Odisha's development. He also thanked the PM for his support and cooperation for the refinery in Paradip.
Dharmendra Pradhan, MoS (I/C) for Petroleum & Natural Gas, in his welcome address, said, "This refinery was a dream of many and today the dream is coming true. I am honoured by the presence of the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi ji today at Indian Oil Paradip refinery. I am also honored by the presence of our guests from Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Pradhan also mentioned that we all dream of a developed Odisha. 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, he added.