BPCL starts 167 projects amid lockdown
State owned Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL) said it has resumed 167 projects involving an investment of Rs 14,000 crore as the government has partially lifted lockdown restrictions in certain locations with effect from Monday.
The oil major said it has resumed work on these projects taking all necessary Covid-19 precautions. A statement from BPCL said that apart from contributing to the economy, the resumption of work will add to the livelihood of more than 3,000 workers and their families.
More than 6,000 workers would be progressively deployed on these projects.
Out of these 167 projects, 84 projects are outside the municipal limits, while 83 are within municipal limits but have engaged residential workforce.
The projects are spread over the entire value chain of the company that includes refineries, exploration & production, marketing infrastructure, pipelines, city gas distribution network and new fuel stations.
FMCG majors HUL and Nestle India on Tuesday said all of their manufacturing plants have resumed operations but are unable to utilise full capacities because of restrictions on the movement of workers by local authorities in various states and lesser staff deployment at factories.
“We continue to face local or state restrictions in the movement of our people who are working in the essential goods supply chain,” a HUL spokesperson said.
Nestle India said in a regulatory filing: “The scaling up, scaling down or suspension of operations at various locations is dependent on the directions of the central and state governments.”