Project commencement of Barmer Refinery at Pachpadra, Rajasthan is scheduled to be done by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 16th January 2018. Chief Minister of Rajasthan Smt. Vasundhara Raje and Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Shri Dharmendra Pradhan will also be present among other dignitaries, a press release by Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas said yesterday.
According to the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, the refinery, located at Pachpadra in Rajasthan, has a total project cost of Rs 43,129 crore.
In 2013, the project was approved by GoI and Foundation Stone was laid by the then President of Congress Smt. Sonia Gandhi on 22.09.2013 at Pachpadra, Barmer just prior to the imposition of Model Code of Conduct on 27.09.2013.