Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday said supply of piped natural gas (PNG) project under ‘Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga’ (PMUG) will be extended to 17 more districts in the State.In October last year, Pradhan launched PNG supply in Nalco Nagar of the city, a first of its kind in the State. The city gas network laying activity in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack is progressing as per schedule and major portion of the twin city will be covered under by 2019.
The natural gas pipeline will be constructed at an estimated investment of Rs 4,000 crore covering 17 districts of Angul, Bhadrak, Balasore, Jajpur, Dhenkanal, Keonjhar, Bargarh, Sundargarh, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Debagarh, Jagatsinghpur, Puri, Nayagarh, Kendrapara, Ganjam and Mayurbhanj, Pradhan said after reviewing the progress of PMUG at a high-level meeting here.Initially, it was planned to provide PNG supply in 73 districts under 47 geographical areas (Gas) of the country. Now, the programme is being implemented in 130 districts and 176 more districts including 17 in Odisha have been added to the list, he added. Read More
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