SHILLONG: Meghalaya will soon have a LPG bottling plant of its own. In this regard, the Indian Oil Corporation Limited organized an ‘Environmental Public Hearing’ at Pyllun village in Umroi, Ri-Bhoi district recently.
During the hearing, apart from the officials of the Indian Oil Corporation Limited, others present were MLA of Umroi constituency, George B Lyngdoh, Ri-Bhoi Deputy Commissioner, RM Kurbah and villagers of Pyllun village. Speaking at the hearing, the Umroi legislator urged the Indian Oil Company officials to employ locals of the area in the LPG bottling plant.
Lyngdoh said that wages of the Indian Oil Corporation Limited are higher than in other companies.
“It is a good employment avenue for anyone who wants to get engaged here,” the local MLA said.
Lyngdoh, while urging the company to take up corporate social responsibility projects urged the company to not only confine the schemes in the local area.
“This facility is for the entire State, therefore projects should be three-tier – for the State, district and the village level,” the MLA said.
The proposed LPG bottling plant would produce 30,000 metric tons of the cooking fuel annually.
The estimated budget for the proposed bottling plant is Rs 74 crore. Currently, the state has to depend for LPG on the bottling plant in North Guwahati.
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