Prime Minister visit of Kochi

Prime Minister visit of Kochi

Question: In which of the following states Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated LPG bottling plant?
(a) Gujarat
(b) Kerala
(c) Maharashtra
(d) Karnataka
Answer: (b)
Related facts:

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Kochi on January 21, 2019 where he laid the foundation of a petrochemical complex at the refinery and a skill development institute at Ettumanoor.
  • He also inaugurated a mounded storage vessel at the LPG bottling plant of the Indian Oil Corporation Limited. It has a total storage capacity of 4350 MT.
  • He also dedicated an integrated refinery expansion complex of the public sector Bharat Petroleum Corporation limited at the Kochi Refinery to the nation.
  • Equipped for production of cleaner fuels, the integrated refinery is a modern expansion complex and would transform the Kochi Refinery as the largest PSU refinery with world class standards in the country.
  • It will double the production of LPG and diesel and commence production of feedstock for petrochemical projects in the plant.
  • LPG receipt through pipeline will bring down movement of LPG tankers on roads.
  • Petrochemical complex, BPCL Kochi refinery are developed under Make in India initiative aiming to reduce the dependence on imports.
  • The skill development institute inaugurated at Ettumanoor will provide vocational training and enhance employability and entrepreneurship for youth both in oil & gas and other industries. It is setup in eight acre campus with the capacity to skill around 1,000 youths annually in 20 different set of skills.

By Ramayan Upadhyay


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