Pradhan seeks land for Indian Oil’s textile project in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has sought the intervention of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for allotting land at Bhadrak for Indian Oil’s textile project for manufacturing polyester yarn.

In a letter to the Chief Minister, Pradhan requsted to direct the concerned authorities of the state government for allotting 75 acres of land at Bhadrak for the project.

“Non-cooperation from the state government would deprive the state from this opportunity, which would in all likelihood, shift to a more ‘industry-friendly’ state,” said Pradhan.

Indian Oil has committed an investment of Rs 1971 crore in the project for manufacturing 300 KT per annum polyster yarn and fibre.

“I am given to understand that requisite land allocation for the Textile Project is on hold for want of non-availability of approval of the Textile Project from competent authority of Odisha Government,” said the Union Minister.

He said Indian Oil’s Polyester yarn unit at Bhadrak will revolutionise the industrial landscape of Odisha in view of immense scope for upcoming numerous MSME downstream units.

It will offer huge employability and hence herald a new era of Bhadrak emerging as ‘Surat of the East’, said Pradhan.