The union government has granted environment clearance for expansion and debottlenecking of Reliance Industries Ltd’s Dahej petrochemical facility in Gujarat at a cost of Rs 13,250 crore.
Based on the recommendations of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry), the Environment Ministry has given the environmental clearance for RIL’s expansion project yesterday,” a senior government official was quoted as saying by PTI.
RIL, led by Mukesh Ambani, wants to expand its Dahej facility located in Bharuch district due to multiple reasons, it is learnt.
They include erratic supply of feed stock, change in the government’s policy to prioritise domestic supply over industrial sector, adequate supply of Shale gas ethane from the US, besides meeting demand-supply gap of petrochemicals in India.
The green nod to the proposed project, which will be carried out within the existing plant area of 700 hectare, is subject to some conditions, the report added.
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