Manmohan Singh to inaugurate Mangala oil field in Rajasthan today

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Barmer (Rajasthan), Aug 29 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will inaugurate a terminal for the supply of crude oil at Cairn India's Mangala oilfield in Barmer, Rajasthan on Saturday.

According to company sources, the supply terminal to the Mangala field, the second largest oil discovery in the country in two decades, will be a giant step towards curtailing the country's oil import bill.

With an initial 30,000 barrels capacity per day (bpd), Cairn India plans to add another 1,00,000 bpd over the next 18 months.

Mangala oil field officials are confident of reaching the target of producing 1,75,000 bpd in the next 20 months.

The project would contribute more than 20 per cent of India's domestic crude oil production by 2011, the company sources said.

The Prime Minister is also scheduled to visit a National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGA) camp to review labourers' work, and a woman self-help groups at Ramsar village, near Barmer, and 'Harit Rajasthan', a green plantation project being undertaken massively by the State Government to revive the water table in the state. (ANI)

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