Indian state-run oil marketing company Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (BPCL) said it is to set up an LPG bottling plant at Barkhani in Odisha’s Balangir district at a cost of Rs103 crore ($15.1m). 

According to a company official, BPCL already has an LPG bottling plant at Khurda in Odisha and this will be the second such unit in the state. 

The LPG plant will be constructed on 23 acres of land at Barkhani village, about 12 km from Balangir railway station. With a capacity to produce 42 lakh cylinders per year, the plant is expected to be operational by March 2020.

The Balangir plant will supply LPG cylinders to consumers in Balangir, Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Sambalpur, Bargarh, Kalahandi, Sonepur, Koraput, Malkangiri, Nabarangpur, Boudh, Kandhamal, Rayagada and Nuapada districts.

Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan and Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawar Chand Gehlot are scheduled to lay the foundation stone of the plant on May 21.

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21st May 2018

21st May 2018