PM Modi to launch several projects in Assam on Feb 22



Prime Minister Narendra Modi would visit the poll-bound states of Assam and West Bengal on Monday to launch and lay the foundation stones of several projects.

The PMO said he will dedicate to the nation important projects of the oil and gas sector in an event organised at Silapathar in Assam and also inaugurate and lay the foundation stones of engineering colleges during the event.

Later in the day, he will inaugurate several railway projects at Hooghly in West Bengal.

In Assam, the PMO said, Modi will inaugurate the INDMAX unit at Indian Oil’s Bongaigaon refinery, Oil India Limited’s secondary tank farm at Dibrugarh and a gas compressor station at Hebeda village in Tinsukia.

He will also inaugurate the Dhemaji Engineering College and lay the foundation stone for Sualkuchi Engineering College. These projects will usher in an era of energy security and prosperity, and open bright avenues of opportunity for local youth, the PMO said, asserting that they are in line with Modi’s vision of “Purvodaya” to drive eastern India’s socio-economic growth.

The INDMAX unit at Bongaigaon leverages the technology developed indigenously to produce a higher LPG and high-octane gasoline yield from heavy feedstocks.

The unit will increase the refinery’s crude processing capacity from 2.35 million metric tonnes per annum (MMTPA) to 2.7 MMTPA.

Its commissioning will also significantly enhance LPG production from 50 thousand metric tonnes (TMT) to 257 TMT and motor spirit (Petrol) production from 210 TMT to 533 TMT.