The Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited ( BCPL) or Gas Cracker project is a joint venture promoted by GAIL (India), which has 70 pc stake in it. The remaining equity will be shared equally among Oil India Limited (OIL), Numaligarh Refineries and the Assam government. The company is implementing the project to set-up an integrated Petrochemical Complex at Lepetkata, District Dibrugarh. The site has been identified by the Govt. of Assam and necessary Environmental clearance has been obtained.
          The launch of the project has been hanging fire for a long time. The Rs 5,460-crore Assam Gas Cracker project, which will become fully operational by 2011, is expected to drive massive growth in key sectors, including packaging, textiles and agriculture, and boost industrial activity across the northeast. The Prime Minister lays foundation stone of Rs 5460 Crore Petrochemical Project of Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited (BCPL). This marks a significant step in the direction of setting up the petrochemical project in Assam, The dignitaries present on the occasion include Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Ajai Singh, PVSM, AVSM, Governor of Assam, Shri Tarun Gogoi, Chief Minister, Assam, Shri Murli Deora, Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Shri Ram Vilas Paswan, Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers and Steel, Shri Sontosh Mohan Dev, Union Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Shri B K Handique, Union Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers and Parliamentary Affairs and Shri Dinsha Patel, Union Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas. Also present were Shri Prithibi Majhi, Minister of Planning and Development, Labour and Employment and Tea Tribes Welfare, Assam, Shri Pradyut Bordoloi, Minister of Power, Industries and Commerce, Assam and Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, Member of Parliament, Dibrugarh were also present on the occasion.
          The project is expected to give a boost to further investments in downstream plastic processing industries and allied activities with a potential for substantial direct ant indirect employment generation. The Government of Assam has agreed to grant Exemption from Entry tax on capital goods, Exemption from Works Contract Tax during construction and Sales Tax / VAT exemption on feed stock and products for 15 years from the date of commencement of production.Sources in GAIL said the petrochemical complex would comprise a gas separation plant, cracker unit, downstream polymer and integrated off-site and utilities plants. The complex has been configured with a capacity of 2.20 lakh tonnes annually of ethylene and 60,000 tonnes annually of propylene with natural gas and naphtha as feedstock. The existing LPG plant of GAIL at Lakwa will be modified to process gas for recovery of ethane and higher hydrocarbon fraction, which will be transported to Lepetkata through a pipeline.

PROGRESS REPORT OF GAS CRACKER PROJECT AT LEPETKATA, DIBRUGARH
COMMITTEE FOR SUPERVISE THE PROJECT
To supervise the relief and rehabilitation works, a Committee has already been constituted with Deputy Commissioner, Dibrugarh, as Chairperson and the following members :

a. Addl. Deputy Commissioner (LA) Dibrugarh - Member Secretary
b. Project Director, DRDA, Dibrugarh - Member
c. Executive Engineer, PWD (B) Dibrugarh - Member
d. Executive Engineer, PWD (Roads) Dibrugarh - Member
e. Executive Engineer, PHE, Dibrugarh - Member .Asstt. EE, PWD (Electrical) Dibrugarh - Member
COMPENSATION AMOUNT
1. Total amount received :- Rs 57 Crores
2. Total amount be received from AIDC :- Rs 1,16,21,455
3. Amount not yet paid :-
   (a) Land value of Lepetkata Tea :- Rs 8.82 Crores
   (b) Land value of Beheating Tea :- Rs 5.41 Crore
   (c) 8% Establishment Cost to be deposited to Govt. Rs 4.25 Crores
   (d) 2% Contingency amount: - Rs 1.05 Crore
4. Zirat Amount of all 10 LA Cases including land value of PP/ AP land paid
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THE BRAHMAPUTRA CRACKER AND POLYMER LIMITED, DIBRUGARH
Total land :- 3030 Bigha 1 Katha 1 Lessa ( including Govt Land)
Total land handed over to BCPL :- 2671 Bigha 2 Katha 1 Lessa ( 90%)
Land reserved for rehabilitation of Tea / Ex Tea Garden Families :- 52 Bigha
Land remain under encroachment with dwelling Houses for rehabilitation of 66 families :- 306 Bigha 4 Katha 0 Lessa