BJP Blames Labour Minister Sushant Singh for Delay in Ethanol Plant
(New Indian Express) A day after Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan sought the assistance of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for setting up an ethanol plant in Bargarh district, the State BJP on Sunday targeted Labour Minister Sushant Singh for the delay in land acquisition for the project.
The Central oil PSU had requested the State Government through Industrial Promotion and Investment Corporation of Odisha Limited (IPICOL) in November 2016 for allocation of land.
Though a year has passed, the Government is yet to provide the required land to BPCL for political reasons, Purohit said.
Since the project will bring economic development of the region, the BJP urged the State Government to transfer the required land to BPCL without further delay.
The project will create tremendous demand for the farm waste. All the paddy straw generated from paddy growing district, considered to be the rice bowl of the State, will be used in making ethanol, said Purohit who also belongs to the district. READ MORE