Paradip refinery is ‘Vikas Deep’ for Odisha: PM Modi

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Paradip, Feb. 7 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who inaugurated the Paradip refinery here on Sunday, said this is the ‘Vikas Deep’ for the state.

“This Paradip refinery is the Vikas Deep for Odisha and the youth of Odisha. People of Odisha know the importance of this refinery and how this refinery will contribute to the development of Odisha. You have come here in large numbers. You are supporting such an important development initiative,” said Prime Minister Modi.

The Prime Minister said that he has set a target to reduce oil import dependence by 10 percent by 2022 and added that this refinery would help greatly in terms of the economy.

Prime Minister Modi further said the initiatives have to be futuristic and completed before the designated time period so that delays don’t occur.

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” Paradip refinery has established a records of sorts when it comes to Make in India. I am sure the Paradip Refinery will unleash a new wave of industrialisation in hydrocarbon sector and enhance economic progress in Eastern India. This will take gas cylinders to the homes of the poor,” he added.

Earlier, Prime Minister Modi inaugurated the permanent campus of National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) in Jatani near Bhubaneswar.

The Prime Minister called upon the students of NISER and scientific community to develop scientific temper among the school students.

After inaugurating NISER, the Prime Minister flew to Puri and paid obeisance to Lord Jagannath. (ANI)

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