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ADNOC, which is the only foreign company which can store oil in India's strategic reserves, has a similar storage deal already at the Mangalore strategic storage in Karnataka.
Pradhan was speaking at a function where former Congress MLA Madhababananda Mallick joined the saffron party with his supporters at Basudevpur in Bhadrak district.
Pradhan said 90 per cent of the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF), supposed to be used for restoration work, is contributed by the Central Government.
Pradhan added that he has already made clear the country’s position on importing oil from Iran and that there is nothing new to announce.
Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday hit out at Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for gross mismanagement in tackling cyclone Titli and the subsequent floods.
The combination of high international oil prices and a depreciating rupee has made imports costlier, resulting in retail pump rates shooting up.
This is the first time Dharmendra Pradhan has spoken about India's stand on buying Iranian oil once the US sanctions on Iran come into force from November 4.
Odisha is going to have a Second Generation (2G) Ethanol Bio-Refinery, first in the country to produce ethanol from rice straw, in Bargarh district.
The Prime Minister during his visit to the State had attacked the Government for large scale corruption and PC culture in government works.
The Union Minister said his earlier request to the Chief Minister was rejected by the State Government.
Since Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is giving emphasis on transparency and use of technology under his 3Ts principles, Pradhan urged him to be more transparent on selection of beneficiaries.
The two ministers met last evening amid concerns of high fuel prices adding to farmers' distress, particularly in the upcoming Rabi crops season, sources said.
A museum and audio-visual system depicting the life and times of Buxi Jagabandhu and Paika Rebellion are proposed to be the main attraction of the memorial.
But many other states including Odisha are still reluctant to reduce tax for providing the cushion to the consumers.
Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday reiterated that there was no secret understanding between the BJP and BJD and both remained prime opponents in the State.