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Stakeholders Consultation on Hydrocarbon Vision 2030
Date :- 23-06-2018

The Hydrocarbon Vision 2030 for North East India document was launched by the Government of India in February, 2016 to prepare a roadmap till 2030 to increase the production of oil and gas in northeast India and outline the necessary investment in the hydrocarbon sector to increase exploration activities, expand the Piped Natural Gas (PNG) network and ensure availability of petroleum products, including LPG, in the remotest corners of the region. In this context, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) organized a Stakeholders Consultation on Hydrocarbon Vision 2030 for North East India with focus on Assam Basin on 23 June 2018 at Guwahati.   Sh. Reep Hazarika, CGM (O&M) along with other 2 executives represented BCPL where he delivered a talk indicating the importance of polymer in this region. As a part of Hydrocarbon Vision -2030 BCPL Team also had a discussion regarding the scope of enhancement of feed stocks for BCPL towards boosting up the polymer business in this region which is expected to contribute towards the economic development of the region.

World Environment Day 2018
Date :- 05-06-2018

World Environment Day (WED) is celebrated every year on 5th June for encouraging worldwide awareness for the protection of our environment. On the occasion of World Environment Day- 2018, BCPL organised various types of environment awareness programmes among different nearby schools like Tinisukia Sessakuch M.E. School, No. 23 Tinisukia L. P. School and No. 27 Dewanbari L. P. School on 4th June 2018. Awareness programmes were conducted among contract employees of BCPL along with BCPL employees and their family members.

On 5th June the programmes were conducted with large scale of tree plantation in various locations of BCPL Lepetkata including Railway Siding, Township and in nearby local schools area. Prizes were also given for different awareness programmes.

Shri A. K. Singh, Managing Director, BCPL and other senior officials of the company shared their views and urged everyone to contribute to the cause. Ms. Laya Madduri, Deputy Commissioner, Dibrugarh and Shri Rituparna Baruah, Member of Legistlative Assembly also graced the occasion and planted trees within the plant premises.

BCPL Lakwa unit celebrated World Environment Day 2018 with great enthusiasm. Program started with plantation of saplings in various locations of BCPL Township Sivasagar .Plantation program was also carried out at Lakwa plant premises. Sh. Pronoy Kumar Paul, GM & OIC BCPL Lakwa started the plantation program in the presence of BCPL employees. Total of 200 nos of saplings were planted by BCPL Lakwa unit on account of the Environment day.

BCPL Duliajan Unit (GDU) also celebrated the occasion with tree Plantation. Sh. Mahananda Thakuria, CM & HOD BCPL Duliajan started the plantation program in the presence of BCPL employees.GDU Employees planted around 90 plants of rare saplings near Fire &Safety Building as well as at green belt area of the premise under.

BCPL wins prestigious 18th Annual Greentech Environment Award 2018
Date :- 30-04-2018

Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited (BCPL) has won the prestigious ‘18th Annual Greentech Environment Award 2018’ (‘Gold’ Category), in Petrochemical Sector. Two officials Shri Pranjal Changmai, General Manager (Chemical) and Shri Tamagna Ghosh, Manager (Chemical) represented BCPL and gave a presentation at New Delhi on 30th April 2018.  

The presentation along with interview reflected BCPL’s commitment towards environment and excellent performance towards healthy environment in day to day activities. BCPL was selected for “Gold Award” in Petrochemical Sector in ‘18th Annual Greentech Environment Award 2018’.

The team involved in the submission of application, presentation & interview for the award, attended the “Greentech Sustainability Conference and Environment Awards 2018” on 1st June 2018 at Guwahati headed by Shri. Reep Hazarika, Chief General Manager (O&M) and received the prestigious award on behalf of BCPL. The award was presented by Sh. Kamleshwar Sharan (Chairman & CEO, Greentech Foundation) along with Sh. Rajesh Rajan (Pappu Yadav) (MP, Lok Sabha), Sh. Parimal Suklabaidya (Minister of Environment & Forest, Govt. of Assam), Assam Pollution Control Board Member Secretary Sh. B.K. Baruah and Sh. V.P.Mahawar (Advisor Greentech Foundation and Director – Onshore (Retd.) ONGC Ltd).

The award was handed over by the team to Sh. A.K. Singh, Managing Director, BCPL on 5th June 2018 on the occasion of the Environment Day.

This award created a milestone for BCPL towards the journey of an environment friendly petrochemical production and its commitment toward sustainable social responsibilities as a PSU.

Advantage Assam
Date :- 03-02-2018

Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited participated in the biggest ever global summit organised by Government of Assam ‘Advantage Assam’ held on 3rd and 4th February 2018 at Sarusajai Stadium Guwahati. The event was the largest ever investment promotion and facilitation initiative by the Government of Assam organised in the gateway of Assam. Honourable Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the mega event who was accompanied by several Union Ministers along with Chief Minister of Assam Shri Sarbananda Sonowal. Prime Minister of Bhutan Tshering Tobgay, also attended the event strengthening the bilateral ties of the countries. Various Industrial tycoons, government officials of the country attended the event with a view to explore business potential in the state.

The Summit aimed at highlighting the state’s geostrategic advantages offered to investors by Assam. This event showcased the manufacturing process and the opportunities offered by the state in terms of export-oriented manufacturing and services to growing economies viz. ASEAN and BBN countries. For the event Government of Assam identified BCPL to play a major role for the “Plastics and Petrochemicals” sector.

In this respect several high level meetings were held between the Industries and Commerce Department and BCPL management. It is worthwhile to mention that the event was a crucial one for Government of Assam and Public Sector Undertakings in North East India. BCPL had also set up a Stall on “Plastics and Petrochemicals” where GAIL,APL and CIPET also participated. Further, BCPL organized and co-ordinated the sectoral session on “Plastics and Petrochemicals”. In the sectoral session Mr. A K Singh Managing Director BCPL presented a theme giving an overview of Plastics and Petrochemicals Sector of Assam. The other key note speakers in the session were Shri B.C.Tripathi CMD GAIL, Mrs Aparna Sharma, Joint Secretary Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals & MoCF, Shri Ravi Capoor, Additional Chief Secretary to Govt. of Assam, Dept of Industries and Commerce, Shri Avinash Joshi Managing Director OPAL, Shri Hiten Bheda, President AIPMA, Mr Gijs Ten Berge, Director (Polyolefins) M/s CB&I Novolen Technology GmbH, Shri Kamal Tandon Head Petrochemical Division GAIL,Shri Ashok Goel Chairman Essel Propack Ltd,Shri M.Venkatesh Director (Refinery)MRPL, Shri L.R. Thakuria Chairman North East Plastic Manufacturer Association and Chairman, Plast-India Foundation for Assam and North East, and Shri Ratul Bordoloi, Managing Director Assam Petrochemicals Limited also attended the session.

It must be mentioned BCPL signed 13 numbers of MoUs with investors for 333 crores and overall 980 crores was invested in the plastic and petrochemicals sector.

During the event, people came to the BCPL stall with various queries on the finished products of BCPL.  We also had a few entrepreneurs who showed interest in BCPL polymers and wanted to know how to set-up  downstream industries.

FREE HEALTH CHECK UP CAMPS ORGANISED BY BCPL
Date :- 04-10-2016

Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited (BCPL), the prestigious and largest Petrochemical Complex of Assam is presently under operation and in advanced stage of stabilization. All-out efforts are on to stabilise the units and resolve various issues at the earliest for full capacity operations of the complex. BCPL products are being sold in Assam and the entire North-East Region and also creating a market for the products in markets beyond the North-East. Representatives of many National & International Agencies, Vendors etc. are visiting BCPL for various mutual business needs, which is directly/indirectly helping local economy. Sustained operation of BCPL and its growth will further enhance the prosperity of the region. In its continuous endeavour to ensure a healthy environment and care for health of people of the surrounding areas of BCPL plant, BCPL is organizing Health Check-up camps in the nearby villages. The main objective of this initiative is to facilitate the villagers with general and preventive health care. The programme has been organized in three phases with a motive to extend medical services of specialists to address health related problems of people residing in the vicinity of BCPL. As part of this programme, the first free health check-up was organized at Kalakhowa M.V. School on 20 September 2016, Monday. More than 350 villagers from nearby areas like Panigaon, Bahbari, Kalakhowa Chariali turned out and took advantage of the health check-up camp. The initiative was a great success as most of the people living in this interior villages have no access to medical facilities.

The second free health check up camp was organised at Lezai Higher Secondary School on 26th September 2016. Specialists from Assam Medical College as well as private practitioner in the areas of Medicine, Ophthalmology, Dermatology, Paediatrics, ENT & Orthopaedics from Dibrugarh provided medical consultation to the villagers and free medicines were also distributed to the patients having various ailments. More than 400 villagers from nearby areas like Lezai , Baruagaon,Panigaon, Lalmati, etc turned out and took advantage of the health check-up camp. The initiative was a great success as most of the people living in this interior villages have no access to medical facilities. Continuing this campaign BCPL is organising the next Health Check-up Camp at Garudharia.

BCPL Employees contributed for flood affected people of Assam
Date :- 20-08-2016

Showing a gesture of solidarity with the people of Assam who are affected by the unprecedented flood in recent time, employees of BCPL and employees of GAIL presently posted at BCPL donated one day salary to the Chief Minister Relief Fund. The amount of Rupees Six Lakhs was presented to Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Assam by Shri Asit Das, HoD HR, BCPL, Shri Pranjal Changmai, DGM (Chemical),Ms Ruli Das Sen, Chief Manager (Company Secretary) and Shri Jayanta Kumar Baruah, Manager (HR) in the CM’s Office, Dispur. The Chief Minister was all praise for the noble endeavour by the employees of BCPL and GAIL.

Honourable Prime Minister dedicates to the Nation BCPL Petrochemical Complex
Date :- 05-02-2016

Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today dedicated to the Nation the Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited (BCPL) Petrochemical Complex, a flagship project of Assam, and Numaligarh Refinery Limited’s Wax Plant at afunction here.

The plants were dedicated to the Nation by the Hon’ble Prime Minister in the august presence of Hon’ble Governor of Assam Shri Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Assam Shri Tarun Gogoi, Hon’ble Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers Shri Ananth Kumar, Hon’ble Union Minister of State (I/C), Petroleum and Natural Gas, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble Union Minister of State (I/C), Youth Affairs and Sports, Shri SarbanandaSonowal, Hon’ble Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Development of North Eastern Region,Dr.Jitendra Singh, Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers Shri HansrajGangaramAhir, Hon’ble Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha, Shri RameswarTeli, Hon’ble Member of Legislative Assembly, Assam, Shri PrithibiMajhi, besides a host of other dignitaries.

BCPL was conceptualized to implement the Assam Gas Cracker project which is an outstanding outcome of the historic Assam Accord signed in 1985 aimed at the socio economic development of the entire North Eastern Region. The project was approved by the Government of India on April 18, 2006. BCPL is a Central Public Sector Enterprise under the Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Government of India. GAIL (India) Limited is the main promoter having 70% equity participation and the rest 30% is equally shared by Oil India Limited (OIL), Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) and Government of Assam.

Set up with an investment of approx. Rs. 10,000 crores, the BCPL plant will have the capacity to manufacture 2,80,000 tonnes per annum of polymer products which will result in the growth of new downstream plastic processing industries in the North Eastern region, besides reducing dependency on polymer supply from other parts of the country.

It has generated direct employment for 700 personnel and indirect employment for around 2,500 people in the project complex. Moreover, it will generate nearly one lakh indirect employment opportunities through setting up of various downstream plastic processing industries and ancillaries in the region.

The BCPL complex, situated at Lepetkata about 15 kms from Dibrugarh, is spread over 3,000 bighas of land which was acquired and handed over by the Government of Assam to BCPL.

The Feedstock for the project will be Natural Gas and Naphtha which will be supplied by Oil India Limited, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation and NRL. Some of the major challenges faced during the construction of the BCPL plant included requirement of huge earth-filling at the project site which was located at a low-lying area, prolonged monsoon period and heavy rainfall leading to lesser effective working time for construction and scarcity of adequate resources. Despite these hurdles, the plant has been successfully commissioned and dedicated to the Nation today.

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