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Two fertiliser factories would be established in Madhya Pradesh in Jabalpur and Jhabua districts while a polymer park would be opened in Gwalior Division.
The announcement was during the foundation laying of a plastic factory at Tamot in the states Raisen district.
The decision to set up fertiliser factories was taken after Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan discussed the problems regarding obtaining fertilisers from outside the state.
Nearly 26 lakh metric tonne fertiliser would be manufactured in these factories, which would be established at a cost of Rs 11,000 crore and provide employment to 7,000 people. Also, a petrochemical hub would be established near the Bharat-Oman Refinery Limited in Bina. All these schemes would collectively generate employment opportunities for over one lakh people in future. Setting up of the plastic park would reduce the need for purchasing sacks — used for storing fertilisers — from Maharashtra and Gujarat.