Govt likely to expand use of LNG for transport purpose: Dharmendra Pradhan


Govt likely to expand use of LNG for transport purpose: Dharmendra Pradhan

The government is likely to expand the use of LNG as fuel for transport purpose, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said in Lok Sabha and also announced that his ministry is working on a programme to convert cow dung and farm waste to energy.

Replying to a supplementary question from Congress member Mausam Noor from Maldaha North in West Bengal, the Minister said government has plans to expand the use of Liquified Natural Gas as fuel for transport purpose.

“In fact, this is a good question from a new member in the House,” Mr Pradhan said. The Speaker Sumitra Mahajan also acknowledged the member’s supplementary question and remarked:

“Women ask the right questions”.

Ms Noor wanted to know whether government has any proposal to use LNG in rail and shipping transport.
The Minister also said there is a programme called ‘Govardhan’ to convert cow dung and farm waste to energy such as bio gas.   Read More

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