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Khandu asks oil companies to explore ways to increase crude oil production

Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu on September 26 held a meeting with major oil companies – Hindustan Oil Exploration Company (HOECL), Oil India Limited (OIL) and GeoEnpro – to mobilize additional revenue resources from oil fields in the state.

The chief minister welcomed the oil companies as part of Team Arunachal to transform Arunachal Pradesh as investment destination in the mining sector. He said that the state government is expecting more crude oil production this year, which will enhance the revenue resources.

Assuring all cooperation of the state government for exploration of oil in the state, the chief minister urged the companies to maximize benefit towards local employment and in expanding the CSR activities. He urged the companies to focus mainly on health and education sector.

Deputy chief minister Chowna Mein asked the oil companies to work on skilling the youths of the state as majority of them are unable to find jobs due to lack of skills.

Also present on the occasion was Arunachal Pradesh mineral development director-cum-chairperson Dasanglu Pul.

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