PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate key Tamil Nadu projects on February 17
16 Feb 2021
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will initiate key ventures of the oil and gas area in Tamil Nadu on February 17 through video conferencing. His office said PM Modi will devote to the country, the Ramanathapuram-Thoothukudi flammable gas pipeline and gas desulphurisation unit at Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited, Manali. He will likewise establish the framework stone of Cauvery Basin Refinery at Nagapattinam.
These ventures will bring about significant financial advantages and will help the nation's walk towards Urja Aatmanirbharta, the PMO said. The Ramanathapuram-Thoothukudi segment (143 km) of the Ennore-Thiruvallur-Bengaluru-Puducherry-Nagapattinam-Madurai-Tuticorin Natural Gas Pipeline has been laid at the expense of about Rs 700 crore.
It will help use gas from ONGC gas fields and convey gaseous petrol as feedstock to enterprises and other business clients. The fuel desulphurisation unit at Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited (CPCL), Manali has been developed at the expense of about Rs 500 crore.
It will create low-sulfur (under 8 ppm) climate well disposed gas, help lessen emanation and contribute towards a cleaner climate, the PMO said.
The Cauvery bowl treatment facility to be set up at Nagapattinam will have a limit of 9 million metric tons for every annum. It will be set up through a Joint Venture of IOCL and CPCL at an expected task cost of Rs 31,500 crore. Tamil Nadu is among the five states going to the assembly polls in April-May.