Urga-Ganga-Gas-Pipeline Project Management
Urja Ganga gas pipeline project has been launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh on 24th October 2016. It is an ambitious project with a plan to lay gas pipeline of length 2540-km across the states from Uttar Pradesh to Odisha over the period of five years. It would provide piped natural gas (PNG) and compressed natural gas (CNG).
In a bid to make India a developed nation and make its presence felt on the world map, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken various initiatives and launched several visionary missions, campaigns, and projects.
Objectives of the Scheme
The Urga-Ganga-Gas-Pipeline scheme is to provide cooking gas through the pipeline to the households of Varanasi within next two years; the pipelines will be extended to the neighboring states after one more year. There is a plan to create 25 industrial clusters in these states which can utilize the gas as fuel. This will help towards generating employment in these states.
CNG Gas Stations created under the project would provide CNG gas to the vehicles; which will also help towards reducing pollution.
Features of the Scheme
- A household in the states covered under the scheme will get safe and clean fuel through pipelines.
- In the first phase of the scheme will cover around 1,500 km of pipeline will be laid at the cost of Rs 51,000. In the second phase, the pipeline will be extended to 2,540 km.
- Eastern states of India will be covered under the scheme. Uttar Pradesh will get the pipeline of length 338 km, Bihar 441 km, Jharkhand 500 km, West Bengal 548 km and Odisha will get 818 km under the project.
- Around 50,000 household and 20,000 vehicles in Varanasi region will get benefitted through the project.
2600 villages under 40 districts will get the direct benefit of the scheme. About 20 lakh families will get cooking gas under the project.
- The project will provide the indirect benefit to fertilizer industries and power and automotive sectors.
- Under the project, about 5 lakh LPG gas cylinders will be made available to the rural population within next 5 years.
- 20 CNG Gas stations are will be constructed as part of the project.
- Seven major cities which are major beneficiaries under the scheme are Varanasi, Kolkata, Ranchi, Bhubaneswar, Patna, Jamshedpur, and Cuttack.
The project is a major move from the Government of India towards collective growth and development of the Eastern region of India. It will provide clean fuel to families and for vehicles and contribute significantly to reducing pollution and improving public health.
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