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Assam Chief Minister meets Chemicals and Fertilisers Minister

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, May 17 (UNI) Minister of Chemicals&Fertilizers and Steel Ram Vilas Paswan has assured Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi that the Centre will soon decide on setting up a branch of the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research in the state.

Mr Paswan gave this assurance to Mr Gogoi when the latter called on him here today.

Mr Gogoi thanked Mr Paswan for his support in the development of Assam in particular and the North-East region in general and for his initiative in getting the Assam Gas Cracker Project cleared by the Centre as also the Revamping Project of the Brahamputra Valley Fertiliser Corporation, Namrup with an investment of Rs 600 crore.

The Assam Gas Cracker Project costing Rs 5,400 crore has been a long-standing demand of the state. The project was part of the Assam Accord of 1985, aimed at setting up gas cracker project with a capacity of 2.80 lakh tonnes per annum of Polymers at Lipitkata in Dibrugarh district.

The project is expected to generate one lakh job opportunities.

The follow-up action has been initiated by the Department of Chemicals after the Union Cabinet approved the project on April 18, 2006, an official release here said.


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