India based state-owned oil and natural gas company Hindustan Petroleum (HPCL) has announced to build its refinery-cum-petrochemicals complex in the village of Pachpadra, Barmer district, in the state of Rajasthan.

Hindustan Petroleum, a major shareholder in the refinery, has finalized Pachpadra as the upcoming plant site, after evaluating the two locations, of which one was Leelala.

The main location of refinery will be 6km away from the Pachpadra village.

The techno-commercial report favored Pachpadra as a more suitable location for the project than Leelala.

Indian Mines and Petroleum Secretary Sudhansh Pant was quoted by Times of India as saying that the site on which the refinery is to be constructed belongs to the state government and the project requires no land acquisition.

"The issue of project location has been finalized. Instead of Leelala, the HPCL felt Pachpadra will be more advantageous," Pant added.

One of the several factors favoring the village is that the power source from where electricity will be brought is 20km away, while at Leelala it is 46km away.