Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga Project : Objectives

Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga project:

GAIL (India) Ltd has put West Bengal on the gas map of India after it completed laying a Rs 2,433-crore pipeline that will bring to the state cooking fuel that is cheaper than LPG and CNG that costs less than petrol and diesel, and fuel to produce urea for all its requirement.

  • The 348-kilometer pipeline from Dobhi in Bihar to Durgapur in West Bengal is part of the Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga project.
  • Inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his constituency Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.
  • A pipeline of length 2540 km is under construction from the states of Uttar Pradesh to Odisha.

Objectives:

  • To provide piped cooking gas to the households of Varanasi within the next two years and to millions of others in neighboring states after one more year.
  • To create 25 industrial clusters in these states which can utilize the gas as fuel and generate employment in these areas.
    Lengthwise distribution:
  • The state of UP gets a gas line of length 338 km. Bihar state will get about 441 km long line.
  • Jharkhand gets 500 KM long.
  • West Bengal will have the pipeline of length 542 km and Odisha gets benefited from by 718 km pipeline

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