PUNE: As part of the SATAT scheme (Sustainable Alternative Towards Affordable Transportation) launched in Oct.’18, IndianOil has issued LOIs to prospective entrepreneurs for setting up 295 plants for production and supply of 0.6 MMTPA of Compressed Bio-Gas (CBG). In Maharashtra, 27 LOIs have been issued with a total capacity of is 155 tonnes per day, and 12 Fuel stations identified to sell CBG. The Corporation has commenced the sale of CBG at Pune and Kolhapur fuel stations on a pilot basis with the brand name IndiGreen. CBG is similar to CNG but is a renewable fuel produced from organic waste.
Total Investment planned in Maharashtra during FY 20-21 is about Rs.855 Cr. New LPG plant coming up at Nagpur will increase bottling capacity by 16% (60 TMT/year against existing 360 TMT/year). Work has resumed at its various project sites across the state after the easing of lockdown from 20th April 2020. Gearing up to ramp up activities, IndianOil is taking all necessary precautions to ensure that its entire workforce is aligned to the ‘New Normal’ and detailed advisories issued from time to time, for the safety and health of the employees and workers during these COVID times, are being strictly followed.
Since the easing of the lockdown, at pan India level, IndianOil has commenced works on 336 projects that have an investment of more than Rs 1 Crore in each project, at an anticipated project cost totalling to Rs 1.04 Lac Crores (Rs 1.04 Trillion). The amount spent on these ongoing projects is about 1,764 Crores till the end of June 2020. Additionally, more than 50 projects have also resumed since the 1st of July 2020. IndianOil has targeted a CAPEX of Rs 26,143 Crores during FY 20-21 and in the first quarter achieved an approx. expenditure of Rs 2,674 Crores, overcoming various issues faced on-ground due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
In Maharashtra, 229 fuel stations firmed up for Mobile fuel dispenser with a target of 67 dealers and 19 Start-Ups. Pune has been the first city where IndianOil has commenced mobile fuel dispensing activity on a pilot basis.
All over India 77 lakh, new LPG customers were enrolled during 2019-20, of whom about 41 lakhs were Ujjwala beneficiaries. Out of a total of 12.65 Crore LPG customers, 1.49 Crore LPG customers are in Maharashtra and Goa.
In Maharashtra & Goa, IOC has about 11 Lakh are Ujjwala beneficiaries. Under the free LPG scheme announced by the Government of India, 15,98,000 refills have been supplied to Ujjwala beneficiaries from Apr. to June 2020.
Talking about free LPG cylinder scheme announced for PMUY beneficiaries, Mr. Amitabh Akhauri, Executive Director , Maharashtra State Office , said ” In the state , under this scheme IndianOil has supplied about 15 lakh refills to PMUY beneficiaries from April to June 2020.”
IndianOil’s biggest accomplishment for the year was the seamless pan-India transition from BS-IV directly to BS-VI grade transport fuels by 16th March 2020, a full fortnight ahead of the 1st April 2020 deadline. This involved implementation of an Rs. 17,000 crore fuel quality up-gradation program at its nine refineries.
Automation of day-to-day operations has been achieved in nearly 25,000 fuel stations at the end of FY 19-20, complete with V-SAT connectivity to a central hub for real-time data exchange. In Maharashtra &Goa,100% automation of fuel stations achieved.
During the year, the Corporation commissioned 1,400 new fuel stations, which included 664 Kisan Seva Kendra outlets in rural areas. In Maharashtra &Goa, IOC commissioned 67 fuel stations.
As part of the new normal work process, all invoices generated from operating locations of Maharashtra are digitally signed today.
IndianOil has spent about Rs. 37 Cr. under CSR fund for helping society during the pandemic in the state of Maharashtra.
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