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VIGILANCE AWARENESS WEEK 2019 OBSERVED IN BCPL
Date :- 02-11-2019

Vigilance Awareness Week (VAW) 2019 was observed in BCPL, Dibrugarh, Assam from 28th October to 02nd November 2019 on the theme "Integrity A way of life". The programme was inaugurated by administering Integrity Pledge by all employees in presence of Shri Pruthiviraj Dash, Director (Finance) on 28th October at the Administrative Building, BCPL, Dibrugarh.

Various activities were organized during the week in order to bring awareness on the rights and duties of an individual in curbing corruption. The activities included online quiz competition, drawing competition for children of employees, essay writing, slogan competition & extempore competition on the theme of "Integrity A way of life" for employees of the company.

The closing ceremony of VAW 2019 was organized on 2nd November 2019 in the Administrative Building, Dibrugarh in which prizes were distributed to winners. Shri A K Singh, Managing Director, P Dash, Director (Finance), Shri P Nagesh, Chief Operating Officer and Shri Reep Hazarika, Chief General Manager (O&M) and other senior officials were present during the closing ceremony.

Shri A K Singh, Managing Director BCPL stressed on the importance of fighting corruption and requested all the employees for inculcating transparency in their day to day lives.

Foundation Stone of HPG ( 2nd Stage) Plant laid on 19 September 2019
Date :- 19-09-2019

Shri D. V. Sadananda Gowda, Hon’ble Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers laid the foundation stone for HPG 2nd Stage Plant at BCPL Lepetkata  in the august presence of Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Shri Rameswar Teli, Hon’ble Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha, Shri. Topon Kr. Gogoi, Hon’ble Members of Legislative Assembly, Assam, Shri Terosh Gowala, Shri Bimal Borah, Shri Chakradhar Gogoi,  Shri Sanjoy Kishan & Shri Jogen Mohan besides a host of other dignitaries including Shri Kashi Nath Jha, Joint Secretary, Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Govt. of India.

The proposal for setting up a Butene-1 and 2nd Stage Hydrogenation of Pyrolysis Gasoline (HPG) plant at Lepetkata at a cost of Rs. 386 Cr, has been approved by Government of India. In the first phase, BCPL shall set- up a HPG 2nd Stage plant at a cost of Rs. 125.99 crore. This project having capacity of 52,000 TPA will produce a value added product which can be blended with motor spirit.

BCPL OBSERVES SWACHHTA PAKHWADA
Date :- 31-08-2019

BCPL observed "Swachhta Pakhwada" from 16th August to 31st August 2019 to promote awareness on Swachhta Activities & to accomplish the dream of Hon'ble Prime Minister of India under the aegis of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in line with the directives of Department of Public Enterprise (DPE), Government of India.

The event commenced with the inaugural and pledge taking ceremony on 16th August 2019 where Shri P.Nagesh, Chief Operating Officer administered the pledge with other senior and employees. In addition to this, various cleanliness drives have been undertaken as a part of this mission viz. at BCPL Lepetkata, GDU Duliajan, Lakwa, BCPL Registered Office, Guwahati.  Art and Quiz Competition were organized at nearby schools of plant premises along with an Essay and Art Competition amongst the Children of BCPL employees. A Wall Painting Competition was also organized on Swachhta at BCPL Petrochemical Complex, Lepetkata in which students from different schools participated and were awarded with prizes. 

The event concluded with a mass walking rally named as “ Swachhta Walk” for sensitizing the employees on Swachhta followed by tree plantation and prize distribution ceremony on 31st August 2019 at BCPL Lepetkata. Shri A K Singh, Managing Director, Shri P. Nagesh, Chief Operating Officer , Shri Reep Hazarika, CGM (O&M) along with other senior officials and all employees graced the ceremony.  The Swachhta Pakhwada was a huge success in BCPL with participation and involvement of employees, family members and stakeholders.

73rd Independence Day celebrated in BCPL
Date :- 15-08-2019

The 73rd Independence Day was celebrated with gaiety by Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited (BCPL) in the township premises here at Barbaruah, Dibrugarh. To mark the day, the programme began with the unfurling of National flag in the Administrative building by Shri. P. Dash, Director (Finance) BCPL.

The main programme was held in the playground of BCPL Township where Shri A K Singh, Managing Director, BCPL was the chief guest of the occasion and inspected the guard of honour of the CISF contingent of BCPL.

The chief guest in his address to the large gathering of employees and their family members, associates, vendors, CISF and their family members spoke about importance of Independence Day and the sacrifices made by the martyrs to make India as an Independent nation. Speaking on the existing situation at BCPL, Shri. Singh emphasized on the milestones achieved by BCPL and also the incentives/various schemes awarded to employees. Later some in-house cultural programmes were organized where children and family members of employees showcased their talents. This event was followed by games where the children and spouses of BCPL/GAIL & CISF employees along with their families participated.

On this occasion an Inter-Departmental football match final was also played between the Mechanical Department and Services Department. The Mechanical Department emerged as the winning team .The programme concluded with prize distribution ceremony and singing of the National anthem. The day was also celebrated in Lakwa and Duliajan unit of BCPL with equal enthusiasm.

5th International Day of Yoga celebrated in BCPL
Date :- 21-06-2019

BCPL celebrated 5th International Day of Yoga at BCPL Township, Barbaruah, Dibrugarh on 21st June, 2019 in a grand way by taking up various activities to observe the occasion. A yoga session was organized today morning where different asana/postures of yoga was demonstrated by invited yoga instructors. Significant number of employees along with their family members actively participated in the programme and have run through the 'asanas' together. Various 'asans' were also exhibited by yoga instructor explaining its importance and benefits to the participants. Shri Pruthiviraj Dash, Director (Finance) and Shri P. Nagesh, Chief Operating Officer of the company were also present during the session.

Various competitions like online quiz, slogan writing, poster making, article writing etc. were organized for employees, spouse and children to create awareness on yoga practice.

Banners were displayed in various locations on the theme of International Day of Yoga in order to spread awareness of yoga. In addition to this, leaflets (in local language) were distributed to all the contract workers of BCPL where the importance and benefits of yoga was highlighted.

 

BCPL celebrates World Environment Day 2019
Date :- 05-06-2019

In tune with the rest of the countries across the world, BCPL also observed World Environment Day (WED) 2019 in a grand way. 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 during the inaugural session on 5th June 2019.

BCPL celebrated WED 2019 with tree plantation at BCPL Township, Barbaruah and nearby schools.  Awareness programmes were conducted for contract employees of BCPL along with BCPL/GAIL employees and their family members.

BCPL Lakwa unit celebrated World Environment Day 2018 with great enthusiasm. Saplings were also planted in various locations of BCPL Township Sivasagar.

BCPL Duliajan Unit (GDU) also celebrated the occasion with tree plantation by the employees.

A souvenir entitled "Envicare" , an initiative by BCPL Environment Department was also inaugurated by Shri A K Singh, Managing Director, BCPL on the occasion of WED 2019. The souvenir consists of various informative articles by renowned persons, scholars, academician and employees of BCPL.

 Please click on the below link to read the magazine.

                                Envicare Magazine

Bohagi Utsav 2019 organised at BCPL Township, Barbaruah, Dibrugarh, Assam.
Date :- 26-05-2019

BCPL organized Bohagi Utsav on 26th May 2019 at BCPL Township premises in association with BCPL Staff Welfare Committee. The event showcased the pristine Assamese culture of music and dance. The Utsav commenced with hoisting of flag by Shri A K Singh, Managing Director and Chief Guest of the event followed by Swahid Tarpan ie, tribute to the martyrs.  Shri Pruthiviraj Dash, Director (Finance) , Shri P Nagesh, Chief Operating Officer, Shri Reep Hazarika, Chief General Manager ( O&M) and other senior officials were present during the inaugural ceremony. A mukoli Bihu  was performed by Gagana Bihu Dol, Barbaruah. Games & sports were also organized for children, spouse and employees of the company. Bihuwoti competition was organised in the afternoon in which recognized local performers participated. The cultural evening begun with lightening of the ceremonial lamp and paying tribute to Late Smt. Deepali Borthakur, the legendary singer of Assam by Shri A K Singh, Managing Director along with senior officials. Shri Asit Das, GM (HR) welcomed the gathering with his inaugural speech. A fashion-show showcasing traditional Assamese culture by the children of township was one of the main attractions. Shatriya Dance performance by invited artist mesmerised the audience. The crowd was soaked in spirit of Assamese music with flute recital of Shri Ashwani Kumar Saikia, a renowned flutist based in Dibrugarh.  Bihu Husori Group, Enajori from Duliajan captivated the audience with their energetic performance. The event concluded with enthralling rendition of Bihu Songs and movie numbers by invited singers Ms. Dimpi Sonowal and Mr. Chandan Das. The event was a demonstration of rich cultural mosaic of the Assamese community with participation of employees, family members and local people.

Shri P. Raghavendra Rao, IAS, Secretary (Chemicals & Petrochemicals), Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals, MoCF visits BCPL Lepetkata.
Date :- 20-02-2019

Shri P. Raghavendra Rao, IAS, Secretary (Chemicals & Petrochemicals), Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals. Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Government of India visited BCPL Lepetkata Petrochemical Complex on 20th February 2019. During his visit, the Secretary had an interaction meeting with senior officials of the company in presence of Shri A K Singh, Managing Director and Shri Pruthiviraj Dash, Director (Finance).  He also visited the Central Control Room, Product Ware House and Product Transfer and Dispatch Unit of the plant while interacting with employees of various units.

BCPL wins HR Talent Management Leadership Award for "Training and Development" presented by World HRD Congress.
Date :- 16-02-2019

BCPL won HR Talent Management Leadership Award for "Training and Development" presented by World HRD Congress on 16th February'2019 at Mumbai. Shri Asit Das, General Manager (HR), BCPL received the award on behalf of the company. World HRD congress in one of the most iconic event focusing on enhancing HR technology and best practices.  Business giants like Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Oil India Limited, Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited were also awarded in different categories along with BCPL.

Observance of Saksham 2019 in BCPL from 16th January to 15th February 2019.
Date :- 15-02-2019

Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited observed Sanrakshan Kshamata Mahotsav, Saksham-2019, an initiative by Petroleum Conservation Research Association ( PCRA) under Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas (MoP&NG) to create awareness on fuel conversation. The event commenced with the inaugural and pledge taking ceremony on 16th January where Shri A K Singh, Managing Director was present as Chief Guest. An awareness session for drivers was organized on 1st February at the Material Gate of BCPL and a mass walking rally was conducted on 13th February on NH-37 for sensitizing the local people of Barbaruah & Lepetkata area about fuel conservation. In addition to this various activities were organized in the month long drive comprising of auto emission testing workshop, online quiz, essay writing competition and drawing competition and awareness sessions for employees and family members.

The event concluded with a meeting and prize distribution ceremony on 15th February 2019 at BCPL Lepetkata. Shri Pruthiviraj Dash, Director (Finance) & Shri P. Nagesh, Chief Operating Officer along with other senior officials and employees graced the ceremony.  Saksham 2019 on the theme “Indhan Sanrakshan Ki Zimmedari, Jan Gan ki Bhagidari” was a huge success in BCPL with participation and involvement of employees, family members and stakeholders.

BCPL celebrates 70th Republic Day
Date :- 26-01-2019

The 70th Republic Day of our country was celebrated in BCPL Lepetkata on 26 January, 2019. Shri Pruthiviraj Dash, Director (Finance) unfurled the National Flag at Administrative Building, BCPL Lepetkata.

Shri A K Singh, Managing Director unfurled the National Flag at BCPL Township followed by singing of National Anthem. Senior Officials of BCPL & GAIL, employees and their family members were present on the occasion.

The National flag was unfurled by respective plant OIC’s in Duliajan and Lakwa Plant.

12th Foundation Day of BCPL Celebrated.
Date :- 10-01-2019

BCPL celebrated its 12th Foundation Day on 10th January 2019 at BCPL Township Barbaruah. The Foundation Day celebration commenced with ceremonial cake cutting on 8th January 2019 and was celebrated in a grand manner with a cultural evening on 10th January 2019 at BCPL Township premises. Shri B.C. Tripathi, CMD, GAIL (India) Limited and Chairman, BCPL was Chief Guest of the event. Board members of the company including Shri AK Singh, Managing Director, BCPL, Shri Pruthiviraj Dash, Director (Finance), BCPL, Smt. Aparna S Sharma, Joint Secretary, DCPC, MoCF, Shri R.K. Dutta, Advisor to the Govt. of Assam, Shri Manoj Jain, Director (Business Development), GAIL (India) Limited, Dr. C. Mahanta, Professor, IIT Guwahati & Independent Director, BCPL and Shri S.K. Baruah, Managing Director, NRL were present on the occasion. Senior officials of District Administration including Deputy Commissioner, Dibrugarh also graced the occasion. Kalpana Patowary, renowned folk artist mesmerised the audience with her rendition. The event was a grand success with participation of invited guest, important stakeholders along with BCPL employees & family members.

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.

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.

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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