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Assam: Hon’ble Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Shri Hardeep Singh Puri formally inaugurated the NRL Centre today in the presence of Hon’ble Chief Minister of Assam, Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma and Shri Rameswar Teli, Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas.

The NRL Centre, which stands tall with its signature design on GS Road in Guwahati, houses the Corporate Office of Numaligarh Refinery Limited.

An agreement was signed between Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) and the Government of Assam to establish three bamboo nurseries, each covering five hectares, to carry out secondary hardening of tissue cultured bamboo saplings and to increase the number of saplings through macro proliferation methods.


Beginning his visit to Guwahati with the inauguration of the iconic NRL Centre – the Corporate Office Building of Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) in the heart of Guwahati,  Union Petroleum  Minister will grace the IEW event at Hotel Vivanta. He will interact with the farmers who are supplying bamboo on a sustainable basis to Assam Bio-Refinery, the first of its kind 2G Bio Refinery with bamboo biomass as feedstock is being implemented by Numaligarh Refinery Limited.

Henceforth, the Ministers flagged off a fleet of EV scooters by BIKOZEE, a hyper-local logistic Start-up supported by NRL. The Start-up aims to empower and equip economically marginalized communities with a range of job opportunities in the hyperlocal delivery sector. As an eco-friendly venture, Bikozee consists of an electric mobility option to combat environmental factors such as climate changes, unplanned urbanization and increasing pollution rates. It aims for a carbon emission-free world using renewable energy only.

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After that, the dignitaries witnessed the signing of an MoU between NRL and the Government of Assam to set up three bamboo nurseries. Each nursery will cover an area of five hectares to accomplish secondary hardening of tissue-cultured bamboo saplings and increase the number of saplings using macro proliferation methods. The three nurseries will be set up in Golaghat, Nagaon and Sonitpur in Assam.



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