Three companies- Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL), Bharat Gas Resources and Adani Gas Limited- will invest around Rs 3400 crore in 17 districts of the state to provide piped natural gas to households, commercial and industrial segments under the Central government’s City Gas Distribution (CGD) project.
CGD is the interconnected network of pipelines for supply of gas to domestic, industrial or commercial premises and CNG stations situated in a specified Geographical Areas (GAs). The project is expected to provide employment to around 20,000 people of the state. It will be completed in eight years, official sources said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay foundation stone for gas projects in 63 GAs, including seven from Odisha, on Thursday in New Delhi through videoconferencing.
These seven GAs are Sundargarh and Jharsuguda districts, Jajpur and Keonjhar districts, Angul and Dhenkanal districts, Balasore, Bhadrak and Mayurbhanj districts, Bargarh, Deogarh and Sambalpur districts, Ganjam, Nayagarh and Puri districts, Jagatsinghpur and Kendrapada districts. Read More
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