National Wildlife Board clears ONGC Trishna gas project


National Wildlife Board clears ONGC Trishna gas project

The state-owned ONGC Tripura Asset would soon start extracting natural gas from Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary in Belonia subdivision of Gomati district following National Wildlife Board’s clearance of its proposal, a top official said Saturday.

We have discovered 10-12 gas bearing wells long back in Trishna Wildlife sanctuary. As the gas bearing zones are in the wildlife sanctuary, we needed permission from the National Wildlife Board.

The National Wildlife Board, following recommendations from the state Wildlife Board, has cleared the project on Thursday,” Gautam Kumar Singha Roy, Asset Manager of ONGC Tripura Asset told reporters here.

He said that after the state Wildlife Board sanctioned the project on September 17, the state government had taken up the issue with National Wildlife Board. Read More

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