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.