Bhubaneswar, Dec 8 (LocalWire): Union petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan has sought Odisha government’s cooperation in setting up strategic petroleum reserve (SPR) facility at Chandikhol in Jajpur district.
In a letter to Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday, Pradhan asked for single-window clearance for the Rs 6500 crore project.
He sought first track land acquisition, environment and pollution board clearance, permission for sourcing water and energy, permission of state directorate of mines and geology.
The Union Cabinet on June 27 approved the four million metric tonne (MMT) capacity SPR project.
Around 600 acre government land has been identified after extensive survey of geological structure. While 400 acre is required for SPR facility, other 200 acre is needed for reworking of excavated rocks and debris.