Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan urges Odisha CM to intervene, expedite required formalities for proposed plastic park in Paradip

New Delhi: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan writes to Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik urging to intervene and expedite required formalities for proposed plastic park in Paradip.

In a letter to Patnaik, Pradhan requested him to instruct the concerned authorities to complete formalities for the joint venture (JV). Indian Oil and the state government-controlled Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (Idco) have jointly proposed to develop the plastic park.

“The joint venture needs to be ready as soon as possible, which would take care of requirements of investors and work on further infrastructure developments,” said the Union Minister. Pradhan said that six investors have applied for land in the plastic park.

A polypropylene project would be on stream at Paradip Refinery by February 2019 and hence units at Paradip plastic park can use polypropylene raw materials as feedstock, he said. He said the Petroleum Ministry has already obtained the no objection certificate (NOC) from NITI Ayog for the JV.