Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Paradip refinery inauguration (Live updates)


All dignitaries including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Governor SC Jamir, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, union ministers Jual Oram, Dharmendra Pradhan, Odisha ministers Debi Prasad Mishra, Damodar Raut have arrived for the inauguration of IOCL Refinery project at the meeting venue at Paradip.

Besides, dignitaries from Bangladesh and Sri Lanka present during IOCL Refinery inauguration.

Dharmendra Pradhan is addressing his inaugural address

  • Pradhan said it would be a gateway for economic development of Odisha and the country as well

Naveen Patnaik addressing the crowd

  • Naveen reminds the contribution of former Chief Minister Biju Patnaik to set up Paradip refinery
  • Dedication of Paradip oil refinery will be an honour to the departed soul of Biju Babu
  • Hope Paradip would be the industrial capital of Eastern India
  • Paradip project has raised hope for the cyclone affected people
  • Odisha is marching towards development
  • Requesting Prime Minister to insist upon IOCL to fulfil its commitment to creating downstream and employment for the people
  • Odisha government is committed to providing all kind of support to the refinery project
  • Odisha government ceded more than one lakh rupees revenue for the project
  • I urge Prime Minister to grant special category status for further growth of the state

Prime Minister Narendra Modi starts his speech in Odia by chanting ‘Jay Jagannath.’

  • Pranam to people of Konark sun temple
  • Have not seen such a huge crowd in a government programme
  • Pay tribute to Utkalmani Gopabandhu Das, Utkal Gaurab Madhusudan Das and other legendaries of Odisha
  • People of Odisha know the importance of this refinery & how this refinery will contribute to the development of Odisha
  • You have come here in large numbers. You are supporting such an important development initiative
  • Today I remember the great Harekrushna Mahatab and the great Biju Babu
  • The Shilanyas for this was done by Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, our inspiration
  • This Paradip refinery is the Vikas Deep for Odisha and the youth of Odisha
  • This will take gas cylinders to the homes of the poor
  • Initiatives have to be futuristic and completed before the designated period. Delays shouldn’t occur
  • MUDRA Yojana has given opportunity to India’s youth to stand on their own feet and become job creators, not job seekers
  • Paradip refinery has established records of sorts when it comes to Make In India
  • Paradip refinery is made in India, for India and by Indians using indigenous technology & this has amazed the world
  • 11 lakh low-income families of Odisha have got LPG connection after Dharmendra Pradhan joined as Union Petroleum Minister against 26 lakh in last 60 years
  • IOCL’s refinery at Paradip to produce 78 crore kg LPG, 500 crore kg petrol, 680 Cr kg diesel & 120 lakh quintals petroleum coke
  • Modi chant ‘Jay Jagannath’ three times while concluding speech