Modi to inaugurate IOCL’s refinery in Odisha next month

Bhubaneswar, Jan 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive in Odisha on February 6 on a two-day visit during which he will also inaugurate Indian Oil Corporation Ltd’s (IOCL) 15 MMTPA refinery project at Paradip, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Thursday.

IOCL has already invested about Rs.35,000 in the refinery project, said sources.

The prime minister will visit Puri to have the darshan of Lord Jagannath and his siblings in Sri Mandir the same day and would stay the night in the Raj Bhavan at Puri, said Pradhan.

On February 7, Modi is scheduled to inaugurate the permanent campus of National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) near Jatani here.

The institute had been temporarily functioning from the premises of the Institute of Physics in the capital city here.

Modi had last visited Odisha on April 1 to inaugurate the modernised and expanded units of Steel Authority of India Ltd.’s Rourkela steel plant.

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