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BCPL organizes Mini Marathon as part of Swachhata Hi Seva Campaign 2018.
Date :- 22-09-2018

Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited (BCPL) organized a Mini Marathon as part of Swachhata Hi Seva ( SHS) Campaign on 22nd September 2018 at Dibrugarh. The marathon commenced at Chowkidinghee Field at Dibrugarh today morning at 5:00 am. Around 600 participants in various categories like Veteran, Children, Women and Men participated in the event. Veteran and men ran for 10 kms while women and children for 5 kms. The winners were awarded with cash prizes and all the participants with certificate for participation. Shri P Nagesh, Chief Operating Officer, BCPL gave away the prizes to winners.

BCPL, a Central Public Sector Enterprise is a petrochemical industry based in Lepetkata, Dibrugarh. The company is on a mission to create awareness about cleanliness and hygiene and as such is organizing various activities under the aegis of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in and around Dibrugarh.

Symposium on Industrial Relations and Security Scenario prevailing in the Industries of the North East Region organized by BCPL
Date :- 07-09-2018

Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited (BCPL) successfully conducted the 1st Industrial Relations (IR) & Security Symposium on “The Industrial Relations and Security Scenario prevailing in the Industries of the North East Region" on 07th September 2018 at BCPL Lepetkata. The purpose of the symposium was to bring synergy in the prevailing IR and Security practices in the industries of NE Region and learn from those practices in vogue. Delegates from different organisations like ONGC, IOCL Guwahati, NRL, OIL, IOCL AOD, BVFCL, AGCL and HOEC participated in the event and presented on their organizational practices. Shri A K Singh, Managing Director, BCPL graced the occasion as Chief Guest and in his address emphasized on globalisation leading to new forces hitherto unknown & paradigm shift in Human Resources management. Shri Singh also said that the idea of Industrial Relations and Security symposium was conceived to keep abreast of the prevailing Industrial Relations situation in different organizations in this region and sharing of views on different IR and Security aspect. Shri P. Nagesh, Chief Operating Officer, Shri Reep Hazarika, Chief General Manager ( O&M) other senior officials of BCPL were also present on the occasion.

BCPL launches cleanliness drive in Barbaruah
Date :- 04-09-2018

Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited a petrochemical plant based in Lepetkata is undertaking several initiatives in the nearby areas under the aegis of Swachhata Pakhwada as per the directives of Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers from 1st September to 15th September 2018.
BCPL launched a cleanliness drive in association with Dibrugarh District Administration by engaging an NGO namely Aagrah in Barbaruah Area on 4th September 2018. The NGO will arrange to collect segregated waste from Barbaruah Market Area on daily basis including solid waste material of commercial establishments. The scheme was inaugurated by Ms. Laya Madduri, Deputy Commissioner Dibrugarh in presence of Shri A K Singh, Managing Director, BCPL, Mr. Bhaskar Sharma, Executive Engineer, Public Health Engineering Department who is responsible for drinking water and sanitation in Dibrugarh District. Employees and senior Officials of BCPL including Shri P. Nagesh, Chief Operating Officer, Shri Reep Hazarika, Chief General Manager (O&M), Shri Asit Das, General Manager (HR) were present on the occasion. Representatives of Aagrah and local public participated in huge number. The scheme is undertaken with an objective of restoring cleanliness of Barbaruah and promoting health & Hygiene.

BCPL announces Rupees One Lakh to sprinter Hima Das
Date :- 24-08-2018

Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited (BCPL) announces cash reward of Rupees One Lakh to Smt. Hima Das the first Indian to win Gold Title at U-20 Championships 2018 held at Tampere, Finland in Women’s 400m with a time 51:46 seconds, overtaking three competitors on the last 100 meter stretch of the race.
The eighteen year old sprinter hails from Nagaon District of Assam and belongs to a humble origin. She is a glowing example to the world as to how commitment and hard work can bring sporting excellence at the highest level without a proper sporting infrastructure. Hima Das the eldest daughter of Ronjit Das and Jonali Das, who are rice farmer by profession had been playing football in her childhood and wanted to pursue a career in football. Das later switched over to athletics and began participating in short and middle distance races in competitions at various level. But the real change came when she caught the attention of Sh. Nipon Das, an athletics coach from the Directorate of Sports and Youth Welfare, Govt. of Assam who made her shift to Guwahati, Assam and got her enrolled to the state academy. The journey of Hima Das in global athletics may have just began but her prime time in the tracks is yet to come.
Shri Ashok Kumar Singh, Managing Director, BCPL rightly said in his 72nd Independence Day address that this is indeed a proud moment for all of us in Assam as the sprinter has etched the names in the pages of history and has brought glory to the Nation as well as to the state of Assam. As a responsible corporate citizen BCPL is committed to promote sporting activities at regional and National level.

BCPL celebrates 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 Celebrates World Environment Day 2017
Date :- 05-06-2017

World Environment Day (WED) 2017 was celebrated in various units of Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited (BCPL), a Central Public Sector Undertaking under Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, the main petrochemical complex being located in Lepetkata, Dibrugarh, Assam. Programmes such as online quiz competition for employees, drawing competition for children of employees on this year’s WED theme Connecting People to Nature were organized. Banners were displayed at various plant locations to promote environment conservation and eco-friendly practices. The event concluded with tree plantations in Lepetkata, Lakwa and Duliajan Unit of BCPL. 

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BCPL has crossed production of One Lakh Metric Ton of Polymer
Date :- 28-03-2017

Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited, a Petrochemical Complex based at Lepetkata has crossed production of One Lakh Metric Ton of various grades of polymer and 13,500 Metric Ton of Liquid Hydrocarbon during the stabilization stage. BCPL is continuously producing prime grade products which are readily acceptable in the market. 

The plant was commissioned in the beginning of the year 2016 and dedicated to the Nation by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi on 5th February 2016. With a sales figure of more than 82,000 Metric Ton of polymers in such a short span of time BCPL has established its brand and is making its presence felt in the petrochemical sector of India. BCPL has also started marketing liquid Nitrogen recently, the first tanker being flagged in the beginning of February 2017. In addition to this, National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL), the sole accreditation body in India under the aegis of Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India has recommended BCPL’s Quality Control Laboratory for NABL certification. With a view to ensure ease and transparency in procurement, E-tendering has been introduced in BCPL from January 2017 onwards. 

BCPL aims to be a socially responsive company and will seize every opportunity to act as a linking pin for inclusive growth of the society in days to come. 

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Cleanliness Drive organized by BCPL in Chowkidingee Field, Dibrugarh on 27 March 2017
Date :- 27-03-2017

Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited, a Central Public Sector Enterprise based in Lepetkata, Dibrugarh under the Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals, Govt. of India has been undertaking various awareness programs and cleanliness drives in the plant premises and nearby areas under the aegis of Swatch Bharat Abhiyan 

Continuing its efforts towards a green and clean environment, BCPL organized a comprehensive cleanliness drive in Chowkidingee Field, Dibrugarh in association with Prerona Pratibandhi (NGO) and Prerona Sishu Griha working with differently abled children in Dibrugarh on 27 March 2017, Monday. Mrs. Laya Madduri, Deputy Commissioner, Dibrugarh interacted with the children and BCPL employees on the occasion. She emphasized importance of cleanliness and said that we should not only participate but also change our mindset to ensure long term positive outcomes of such initiatives.

BCPL and DU enters into agreement to assist each other in professional excellence
Date :- 25-12-2016

With an objective to strengthen industry-academia linkage a MoU has been signed between Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited (BCPL) and Dibrugarh University (DU). As per the agreement both of the parties will work to promote mutual interest by arranging joint events, sharing knowledge and information and generating knowledge through research. As part of this agreement Senior Technical personnel of BCPL having relevant expertise shall be made members of the Board of Studies of the relevant academic Departments / Centres of Studies. Senior Technical personnel of BCPL shall also be invited as Visiting Fellow to various participating Departments/ Centres of Studies of DU. Students from DU can also visit various laboratories and installations of the BCPL. BCPL and DU will host joint events like Management Development Programmes (MDP), Special Talks etc. and shall work jointly to develop industry relevant research projects. Signing of this agreement is a major step towards professional excellence for both of the institutions as BCPL which is a recently commissioned petrochemical plant based at Leleptakata Dibrugarh having considerable practical expertise will help the Dibrugarh University, an apex educational institute in the region in research related activities. On the other hand BCPL will explore possibilities of utilizing the knowledge and expertise of DU for various consultancy services in the company. 

The agreement was signed on 24th December 2016 at Administrative Building, BCPL Lepetkata by Shri Asit Das, Deputy General Manager (HR) on behalf of BCPL and Prof. M.N. Dutta, Registrar on behalf of DU in presence of Prof. Alak Kr. Buragohain, Vice Chancellor, DU and Shri O.P.Tailor, Director (Finance), BCPL. The ceremony was witnessed by Shri Ajay Tripathi, Chief Operating Officer and Shri Reep Hazarika, General Manager (O&M), BCPL along with other senior officials. Dr. B.K.Das, Professor Emeritus DU and Ex-MD, NRL was also present on the occasion.

BCPL reaches out to the flood affected victims of Dibrugarh
Date :- 29-07-2016

Lepetkata, 29th July 2016 The situation in Assam is quite alarming as incessant rain and the rivers have swollen and inundated the villages. Thousands of people in the Dibrugarh District have been adversely affected as a result of this natural calamity. The nearby villages of the BCPL plant have also been inundated due to the rise of the river water level due to incessant rainfall from the last few days. So the management of BCPL has decided to contribute by distributing essential commodities towards the flood affected persons residing near the BCPL plant installations.

On 27th July 2016, BCPL arranged for distribution of food items, mosquito coils, candles etc to the flood affected victims in the Relief Camps near BCPL Plant, Lepetkata. This intiative has been taken by BCPL Management with a view to help the local people in such difficult circumstances.

Ashok Kumar Singh takes over as Managing Director of Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited.
Date :- 20-07-2016

Shri.Ashok Kumar Singh takes over as Managing Director of Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited. Sh. Singh, a Graduate in Electrical Engineering, has more than three decades of rich and varied experience in the Gas & Petrochemical Sector in India. After a brief stint as Planning Engineer with a multinational company in Bengaluru, he joined erstwhile Indian Petrochemicals Corporation Limited (IPCL), a petrochemical giant at Baroda in the year 1984.

After serving over six good years at IPCL, Sh. Singh switched over in the year 1990 to GAIL which was executing several projects at that time. Sh. Singh has worked in GAIL at various capacities encompassing numerous fields- execution of Petrochemical Complex, LPG Plants, cross-country Gas Pipeline Projects, Operation & Maintenance of Pipelines and Telecom business. Recognising his outstanding contributions in Project Execution, GAIL, the lead promoter of BCPL, deputed Sh. Singh to BCPL in the year 2010. He has played a vital role in completion & commissioning of the much awaited Petrochemical Complex at Lepetkata.

Hon’ble 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 a function 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.

Wax Plant of Numaligarh Refinery Limited: The 50,000 Metric Tonnes (MT) Wax Plant commissioned in March 2015 at a cost of Rs. 676 crores is the country’s largest Wax producing unit with indigenous technology developed by IIP Dehradun, EIL and NRL. Leveraging on the inherent properties of wax rich crude oil from the oil fields of Assam, the plant is designed to produce superior quality paraffin and semi-microcrystalline wax and is a worthy manifestation of the ’Make in India’campaign of the Govt. of India. At present, a major part of the country’s annual demand for Paraffin Wax along with the entire demand for Microcrystalline Wax is being met through imports. NRL’s Wax plant will minimize the supply deficit in the domestic market substantially, thus reducing imports. NRL is also exploring opportunities to export Wax to the neighbouring countries aligning with the ’Act East Policy’ of the Govt. of India.

The Wax Plant will also open up opportunities for ancillary industries to thrive while creating avenues for large scale employment. The utility of Paraffin Wax lies in making candles, tarpaulin sheets, food grade wrappers and in PVC pipe manufacturing industries while Microcrystalline Wax finds widespread application in the manufacture of tyres, rubber products, paints and polishes, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.

Shri P Padmanabhan , MD , NRL resigned from directorship in BCPL
Date :- 01-11-2011

Having superannuated and relinquished office as Managing Director, NRL, Shri P Padmanabhan resigned from directorship in BCPL w.e.f. 01.11.2017

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