This year is turning out to be a good start for Odisha after all. In this year’s Union Budget Odisha got 5100 crore towards railway. Yes! It’s the highest package Odisha has ever got but this is not the only big thing that we should be happy about. This year Odisha is also getting India’s biggest ever Strategic Oil Reserve and it’s to be built in Chandikhol of Jajpur District with a huge budget of Rs.3,800 crore.
If you are guessing how big the all new Oil Reserve will be, then to give you an estimate it can store upto 3.7 million metric tons of oil. Confused? Well this Oil reserve can fill up more than two thousand and five Olympic pools at once. In emergencies like any natural crisis it can feed our fuel hungry needs for 90 days. No need to mention but this Oil Reserve will open new opportunities for the job seeking residents of Odisha.
While this Strategic Oil Reserve is at par with International Benchmarks, there is still no particular time period mentioned about the initiation of the project. 2017 has just been started and it already has gave us two big news. We only can anticipate and hope for other developing projects in Odisha in foreseeable future.