Thursday, May 25, 2006


Central Minister Chandrasekhar Sahu's answer on IISER in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar, May 25 (UNI) A Petrochemical Complex with an estimated investment of Rs 47,000 crore will be set up at Paradip in Orissa, Union Minister of State for Labour and Employment Chandra Sekhar Sahu said here today.

Mr Sahu told mediapersons here that the Centre in principle has agreed to set up the project involving the Indian Oil Corporation and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh would lay the foundation stone.

Asked about the Paradip Oil Refinery project whose foundation was laid by the then Prime Minister A B Vajpayee at Paradip, the Union Labour and Employment Minister said the UPA government would come out with a revised project in a big way at Paradip.

Mr Sahu said he had requested the Prime Minister to come to Orissa and lay the foundation stone of the project which would fulfill the aspiration of the people of the state.

To a question, the Union Minister said the controversy over the setting up of Indian Institute of Science(IIS) in Bhubaneswar would be put to rest as the Prime Minister and the HRD Minister had given positive indication to his representation.

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