By ICN GroupGas, May 22, 2020

Dharmendra Pradhan reviews pipeline projects

Pitching for Aatmanirbhar Bharat, Minister Dharmendra Pradhan called for complete indigenisation in these projects.

Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Steel Dharmendra Pradhan reviewed pipeline projects worth approximately Rs. 8,000 crore which are under various stages of implementation by oil and gas companies. 
 
Pitching for Aatmanirbhar Bharat, Minister Dharmendra Pradhan called for complete indigenisation in these projects.
 
GAIL is processing pipeline tenders of more than Rs. 1,000 crore for around 1 Lakh MT steel procurement by September 2020 for progressive supply of 800 Km pipeline from domestic bidders. This quantity is expected to be doubled by the end of current financial year to boost Make in India initiatives and further the goal of a self-reliant India.
 
Project work along the Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga, JHBDPL pipeline has resumed in full swing post lockdown and is gearing up to connect Eastern India with the West to Central natural gas pipeline corridor for boosting gas-based economy in the country.
 
Indian Oil is implementing a 1,450 km long natural gas pipeline project in southern India, with a project cost of Rs. 6,025 crore. It has an approximate 1.65 Lakh MT steel pipes manufacturing potential in India at a cost of Rs. 2,060 crore, in line with the Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan.
 
The Indradhanush Gas Grid Limited (IGGL), natural gas pipeline grid being developed in the north-east, will ensure uninterrupted supply of natural gas to all the 8 north-eastern states, accelerate their economic growth and help usher a gas based economy in India. lGGL is processing pipeline tenders of more than Rs. 950 crore for around 73,000 MT steel procurement by July 2020 for progressive supply of 550 Km pipeline from domestic bidders. This quantity is expected to be doubled by the end of the current financial year. 

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