Assam: Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sharma two days visits Duliajan and Namrup seeing hope of improvement in the Oil, Gas, Power, Thermal, and Fertilizer sectors.
After monitoring the Assam Petrochemicals Limited (APL), Brahmaputra Valley Fertilizer Corporation Limited (BVFCL), and Namrup Thermal Power Station Assam CM visited the Oil India Ltd (OIL) campus in Duliajan, and last, on Sunday he visited the Duliajan-Numaligarh Pipeline Ltd (DNPL) and Assam Gas Company Ltd (AGCL) Campus at Madhuban and Duliajan.
On Sunday Dr. Himanta Biswa Sharma inaugurated the 4th compressor package operation at Duliajan – Numaligarh Pipeline Limited ( DNPL) Gas Compression Station in Dibrugarh.
During Assam CM visit Union Minister Rameswar Teli, State ministers Atul Bora, Bimal Borah, Sanjay Kishan, MLAs Taranga Gogoi, and Terosh Gowalla, and DNPL chairman Rupam Goswami present in the meeting.
CM visit to AGCL headquarters at Duliajan to look over of the ongoing projects and upcoming projects .
“ One of the first Natural Gas transmission and distribution which was established in the year 1962.AGCL continuing with extreme effort achieved a 40 percent rise in its gas reserves. AGCL made an approval turnover of Rs.300 crore during the last fiscal and paid a dividend of Rs 5 crore to the government of Assam,” and also government collectively arrived at a decision to take AGCL’s turnover to Rs 1,000 crore in looking in the increment in the amount of dividend paid by AGCL to Assam Government,” the chief minister said.
Assam’s chief minister appeals to the management of AGCL to take forceful action on expanding the pipeline gas network in the tea gardens area of the Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts.
CM visited BVFCL at Namrup and reviewed its units and proposed efforts for commissioning of its fourth plant.
“ To realize our dreams of BVFCL, Namrup Thermal, and APL, we need to strengthen the gas supply scenario from AGCL. The industrial sector will only become prosperous if we can fulfill our target of Rs 1,000 crore turnover from AGCL” CM said.
As per CM’s vision and targets on upcoming projects from APL, Namrup Thermal, and BVFCL, he said “while the center has approved Rs 100 crore grant in aid, the State Government will also invest 26 percent in BVFCL.
Looking back to Baghjan Blowout last year he said, “ socio-political happenings post the Baghjan blowout and some which can ignored issues occurred resulted in less production of crude oil by OIL.
“Now the government has decided to provide all the necessary help and assistance to OIL so that the company can be back on track. As the government strives to augment the state’s power generation substantially, the government would need OILs support by way of enhanced supply of Gas to power generation companies. Sharma assured OIL that issues about land acquisition and forest clearance are being looked into,” CM said.