Will it be third time lucky for Barmer? This is the question that is floating around as Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday kicked off the commencement of work for the Rs 431-billion petroleum refinery at this city in Rajasthan.
The joint venture between state-run Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL) and the government of Rajasthan will be the first refinery in the country to completely produce Bharat Stage VI (Euro 6) compliant fuel when it commences work by 2022. The project is expected to bring in an overall investment of around Rs 700-800 billion in the region. However, this is not the first time that the refinery plan is being floated by the government.
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