West Bengal Government has proposed to scale down size plans for "mega chemical hub" in Haldia to 4,000 acres. IOC is expected to set up a mother plant on the 4000 acres of fallow government land near the Haldia Petrochem and Mitsubishi plants over 6,000 acres in Haldia.
An all-party meeting will be convened on September 3 to discuss a possible site for the hub. The government had earlier said the hub would be part of a 62,500-acre Petroleum Chemicals and Petrochemicals Investment Region. It was resized to 12,500 acres, on account of non availability of suitable site after violence had erupted over land acquisition at Nandigram, in April this year.