Six states come up with proposals for PCPIR project

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Mumbai, Jun 10 (UNI) Union Minister for Chemicals Ram Vilas Paswan today said six states have come forward with proposals to start the petrochemical, petroleum investment region (PCPIR) project in their states.

Speaking at a function organised by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) here, Mr Paswan said Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, West Bengal, Karnataka, Orissa and Tamil Nadu have come forward with a proposal to allot over 250 sq km land close to port in their respective states for the project.

The PCPIR project is planned with a view to put India at a global level in petrochemical and petroleum market.

Mr Paswan said the proposals were under consideration of a high-power committee, and then they would be submitted before the Cabinet for final approval.

In this project, while the state has to look after the basic requirements including civic amenities, the Centre would look after the connectivity through all sectors.

He also stressed on having more R&D facilities in the country.

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