Formal approval of the Refinery will fulfill the long awaited expectations of the people of the State : Ashok Gehlot
Chief Minister Shri Ashok Gehlot has given in principle approval for the annual financial incentive package of Rs. 3376 crores to HPCL as desired by the petroleum company for setting up Refinery in Rajasthan. This package will be for 15 years after the start of commercial production by HPCL. The Chief Minister wrote a letter to the Union Petroleum Minister Shri Veerappa Moily on Tuesday after having telephonic discussion with him. In his letter the Chief Minister said for making this project practical and for desired gap funding the State Government has taken this decision in the varied interest of the people of the State which will prove to be a milestone. Shri Gehlot requested to the Union Petroleum Minister to direct the HPCL to give early approval to the Refinery in Rajasthan. He said the formal approval of the Refinery will fulfill the long awaited expectations of the people of the State. The Chief Minister also requested that the Union Petroleum and Gas Ministry gives approval to the other necessary requirements soon so that the work for Refinery in the State could be started as early as possible. Shri Gehlot wrote to Shri Moily that at this juncture his cooperation will make the years old dream of the people of the State could take real shape.