Formal inauguration

Mr Dharmendra Pradhan (centre), Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Petroleum & Natural Gas, Govt of India, lighting the traditional lamp to formally inaugurate the 6th Petrochemicals Conclave held at Gandhinagar . Others from left are Mr Mansukh L Mandaviya, Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilisers, Govt of India , Mr Nitin Patel, Deputy Chief Minister of Gujarat , Mr Rajeev Kapoor, Secretary (Chemicals and Petrochemicals), Govt of India and Mr Sanjiv Singh, Chairman, IndianOil.

6th Petrochemical Conclave

Lighting the traditional lamp

Mr Dharmendra Pradhan (centre), Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Petroleum & Natural Gas, Govt. of India, lighting the traditional lamp to formally inaugurate the 6th Petrochemicals Conclave held at Gandhinagar today. Others from left are Shri Mansukh L Mandaviya, Minister of State for Chemicals & Fertilisers, Govt. of India; Shri Nitin Patel, Deputy Chief Minister of Gujarat; Shri Rajeev Kapoor, Secretary (Chemicals & Petrochemicals), Govt. of India; and Shri Sanjiv Singh, Chairman, IndianOil.

Addressing the gathering Mr Dharmendra Pradhan said that the petrochemicals sector is contributing in a big way to all major sectors such as agriculture, infrastructure, healthcare, textiles, consumer durables and packaging, leading to robust growth of the industry.

Mr Pradhan said. "India has grown at nearly 14 per cent in polymers between 2000 and 2016, and is now a 10mmtpa market in polymers alone.

With the Indian refining sector in a surplus situation, large quantities of naphtha have been freed up for value addition as petrochemical products Mr Pradhan said.

Mr Pradhan said, "India has grown at nearly 14 per cent in polymers between 2000 and 2016, and is now a 10mmtpa market in polymers alone."

6th Petrochemical Conclave

Mr Dharmendra Pradhan (centre), Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Petroleum & Natural Gas, Govt. of India, unveiling the white paper on 'India's Petrochemical Vision 2030' at the 6th Petrochemicals Conclave held at Gandhinagar today in the presence of Shri Mansukh L Mandaviya (to his right), Minister of State for Chemicals & Fertilisers, Govt. of India; Shri Nitin Patel (to his left), Deputy Chief Minister of Gujarat; and other dignitaries.

Mr Dharmendra Pradhan (centre), Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Petroleum & Natural Gas, Govt of India, inaugurating the exhibition at the 6th Petrochemicals Conclave held at Gandhinagar in the presence of Mr Mansukh L Mandaviya (to his right), Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilisers, Govt of India , Mr Sanjiv Singh (to his left), Chairman, IndianOil and other noticeables

The Government of India is planning to set up petrochemical clusters in Eastern, Western and Southern India to spur the growth of the sector with a view to meeting the increasing demand for polymers/plastics and speciality chemicals across diverse industrial segments.

6th Petrochemical Conclave