Social and Economic Impact Analysis of Vadinar Refinery of Essar Oil: The Case of a Mega Refinery

Published By: IGIDR | Published Date: April, 01 , 2016

The paper is a case study of Vadinar refinery in Gujarat. It examines the costs and benefits associated with one of the world's mega refinery projects highlighting the welfare impacts on society. The paper briefly examines whether refining at Vadinar by Essar is of net economic benefit to the region, state and the country by constructing a Social Cost Benefit Analysis of the Vadinar Refinery Project. The paper analyses the local-level economic impacts (on-site labor impacts, local revenue and supply chain impacts and induced impacts) and jobs supported by Vadinar refinery construction and ongoing operations. The paper also analyses the regional (state and country) level economic impacts; multiplier effect of income, tax and savings generated as a result of the refinery operations, including other externalities associated with the project.

Author(s): Sumana Chaudhuri, Shovan Ray | Posted on: May 02, 2016 | Views() | Download (101)


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