Jaipur: Chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday constituted a cabinet sub-committee under him to review the progress of the Barmer refinery so that the ambitious project could be completed on time.
The other members of the committee are PHED and energy minister Dr BD Kalla, UDH minister Shanti Dhariwal, industry minister Parsadilal Meena, mines and petroleum minister Pramod Jain Bhaya, revenue minister Harish Chaudhary, Indira Gandhi irrigation project minister Udailal Anjana, skills development minister Ashok Chandana and Pachparda MLA Madan Prajawat.
The officials in the committee include chief secretary, advisor to the chief minister Dr Govid Sharma, principal secretaries of home, finance, revenue, energy, PHED, PWD, UDH, industry, mines and petroleum, IGNP, skill development and employment, MD RIICO, director petroleum, divisional commissioner Jodhpur and collector and SP of Barmer.
This group of ministers will regularly monitor the progress of the work. This will lead to better coordination between various departments of the government as well as quick resolution of interdepartmental issues. Coordination with Hindustan Petroleum officials will also be established.
Gehlot had given instructions to complete the work of the refinery on the lines of Jaipur Metro project with commitment and on time in a high-level review meeting held on Tuesday regarding the progress of the refinery.
Jaipur: Chief minister Gehlot reviewed the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) project at the chief minister’s residence on Wednesday. He said a large part of the dedicated freight corridor to be built under the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor project would pass through Rajasthan. In the first phase of DMIC, the work of proposed Khushkheda-Bhiwadi-Neemrana and Jodhpur-Pali-Marwar investment areas in the state should be speeded up by setting deadlines.
Gehlot said after studying the states where DMIC project has done better, the experiences of land acquisition, compensation payment, environmental clearance should be expedited by incorporating their experiences. Gehlot also directed to strengthen the town planning department and engineering branch to speed up the work of Bhiwadi Integrated Township under Khushkheda-Bhiwadi-Neemrana Industrial Nod.
At the meeting, principal secretary (industries) Nareshpal Gangwar informed that a notification has been issued to declare the Jodhpur-Pali-Marwar Investment Region as a special investment region. RIICO will act as the regional development authority to develop this investment area. Similarly, for the first phase of Khushkheda-Bhiwadi-Neemrana Investment Area, an award of 532 hectares has been passed.