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Bhubaneswar, 13th Jan 2016:  State Level Single Window Clearance Authority (SLSWCA) in Odisha has accorded in principle approval to 2 investment projects of worth Rs.470 crore.

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“One of the project belongs to Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. to set up a Common User Facility ( CUF) for storage of petroleum products at Meramunduli in the district of Dhenkanal with total investment of Rs.270 crore,” General manager IPICOL Kalyan Mohanty said replying to a media query.

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This project is a common arrangement of IOCL, BPCL and HPCL. The CUF shall cater to receipt and storage of petroleum products like petrol, dissel, Kerosene, fuel oil, light dissel, High performance petrol and dissel will also be blended at the CUF with imported additives.  The project will require 90 acers of land, 3 KL/ D water and 450 KW of power. It will provide direct and contractual  employment to around 344 persons.

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Another proposal to which SLSWCA has approved was of Starlight Energy Ltd to set up an Integrated Grain based Distillery unit along with a Parboiled Rice Mill and Co-Generation Biomass power plant at Goud Sariguda in the district of Kalahandi with a total investment of Rs.137 Cr. The project requires 195 acres of land and 1 MW power as stand by for start-up of the biomass power plant. The industry will make use of broken rice from the rice mills, maize and other grains produced in Odisha for distillery unit. The husk from the rice mills will be used as principal raw material for production of biomass power. It will produce neutral alcohol for medicine, ethanol for blending in petrol and anhydrous alcohol for industrial use. The unit will provide direct and contractual employment  to 108 persons.

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According to sources, the SLSWCA also reviewed the progress of the investment projects that were approved during the year 2015. During this year a total number of 7 projects were approved by HLCA out of which 2 projects have started production  and 3 are in different phases of completion.

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