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Madhya Pradesh will soon have fertilisers and steel plants, Polymer Park

BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh will soon establish fertilisers and steel plants, Polymer Park, global level pharmacy education and research institute. This was decided on the initiative of Minister Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan at a meeting held with Union Minister for Chemicals & Fertilisers Ananth Kumar, Minister for Steel Narendra Singh Tomar, Minister for Petroleum and Gas Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister of State for Fertilisers Nihal Chand and senior officers at Madhya Pradesh Bhavan in New Delhi on Saturday.

The decisions taken at today’s meeting for facilitating established and to-be-established industries in the state will prove to be a milestone for success of Global Investors Summit scheduled from October 8 to 10 at Indore.

A Joint Working Group to be coordinated by Chief Secretary Anthony de Sa has been set up with officers of Union Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilisers, Ministry of Steel; and Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. The group will hold its meeting at Bhopal on September 30. Representatives of SAIL and GAIL are also included in the group.

The meeting also confabulated on piped cooking gas supply in Bhopal’s homes and establishment of fertiliser plans in Madhya Pradesh, steel plant, national level pharmacy education & research institute, increasing production of Bina-Oman refinery, increasing annual capacity of plastic science-related training institute from 4000 to 7000 and establishment of Polymer Park.

The meeting decided to increase capacity of Bina oil refinery in the first phase from 6000 to 8000 MMTPA for easy availability of petro chemicals in Madhya Pradesh. It will accelerate pace of industrialisation in the state.

In view of Madhya Pradesh’s record 24.99 percent agriculture growth rate, the meeting stressed the need for establishing a fertiliser plant in the state. In this direction, GAIL has decided to establish a gas-based fertiliser plant from Surat-Paradeep gas pipeline in Jabalpur.

The meeting considered establishment of National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) at Bhopal on the lines of IIT. Land for it being selected at Bhopal.

The meeting directed SAIL to ensure suitable action for establishment of a steel plant at Chhatarpur in view of availability of quality iron ore there.

A polymer park was also proposed to be set up near Gwalior. The best quality manganese in the world is found in Balaghat district. The meeting stressed the need for increasing its production and value addition.