GoH approves acquisition of 349 acres land for Panipat refinery expansion

In a recent development, the government of Haryana (GoH) has approved the acquisition of 349 acres of panchayat land (out of 600 acres), in three adjoining villages of Asan Kalan, Khandra and Bal Jattan for expansion of Indian Oil Corporation Limited’s (IOCL) Panipat refinery. IOCL will acquire 140 acres of Asan Kalan village, 57 acres of Khandra and 152 acres of Bal Jattan village. Besides, the refinery will pay Rs 1 million per acre for development works in the villages along with the cost of acquired land. The project involves capacity expansion of the Panipat refinery from 15 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) to 25 mtpa at a cost of Rs 329.46 billion on more than 4,200 acres of land in the state of Haryana.