Shri Dharmendra Pradhan , Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship has dedicated to the nation three mega projects of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) in Assam. Along with two engineering projects of ONGC related to oil processing and transportation, the Minister also dedicated to nation the multi-specialty hospital at Rajabari in Sivasagar of Upper Assam. This hospital of ONGC, the company’s single largest Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project, is aimed at providing quality and affordable medicare to the people of Sivasagar and Upper Assam.
The Minister Shri Pradhan dedicated the projects on 1 March 2019 along with the Minister of Commerce and Industry, Transport, Parliamentary Affairs, Act East Policy Affairs, Skill, Entrepreneur & Employment, Shri Chandra Mohan Patowary. Hon’ble Chief Minister of Assam Shri Sarbananda Sonowal and Hon’ble Minister of Finance, Transformation & Development, Health & Family Welfare, PWD, Govt. of Assam, Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma sent their best wishes through their messages which were displayed on the occasion. ONGC CMD Mr. Shashi Shanker, Director (Onshore), Mr. S K Moitra and Director (HR), Dr. (Mrs.) Alka Mittal were also present on the occasion.
The ONGC Board accorded approval for the Multi-Specialty 300 Bed Hospital project, to be undertaken in three phases. The first phase of this hospital building, with 50 beds, at a cost of Rs. 99 Crore is getting ready for functioning. Competent and qualified doctors have already been recruited from the state of Assam by Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Vaidyakiya Pratisthan (BAVP), the COM (Construction, Operation and Management) partner engaged towards implementing this project. Further, the recruitment process for paramedics, nurses and other support staff from Sivasagar and adjoining areas has been initiated.
The Minister also dedicated to the nation the Effluent Treatment cum Water Injection Plant at Lakhmani oilfield of ONGC. This ONGC Plant, built at an investment of Rs 88 crore, will handle the effluent produced at Lakhmani and Demulgaon Fields and after treatment inject the Water into the Reservoir for Pressure maintenance. The 3 Trains of 1000 M 3 per day capacity Plant has been designed to process the Effluent produced in the Lakhmani Field and Demulgaon Field; after due treatment the Water is injected into the Reservoir for Pressure maintenance. The state-of-the art plant is equipped with Ultra Filtration System and Digital Control Systems (DCS). The new Lakhmani ETP-WIP is capable to provide treated injection Water of very high Quality, bringing down levels of Turbidity (max): < 0.5 NTU, TSS(Max): < 2.5 ppm, Oil : <10 ppm and thereby comply with the Environment Standards.