The government has launched an ambitious scheme of supplying piped natural gas to the city of Jamshedpur and surrounding areas in collaboration with Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL), the union minister for oil and general gas Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated the city gas distribution (CGD) scheme here on Friday.
The priest will also lay the ground stone for the upcoming gas pipeline between Purulia and Jamshedpur, which is a 125 km stretch and also being developed by GAIL on behalf of the Govt. of India.
The company said that that around 2500 households would be getting the piped gas connection in the first phase of the project, and the total number of households that will be targeted during the duration of this entire project is about 2.4 Lakhs.
This first phase is part of a total project with an estimated cost of about 650 crores and with a 1300 kilometer pipeline across the state of Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh.
A majority of Indian rural households still use firewood for the purpose of cooking, which is a huge pollutant and leads to the emission of greenhouse gas and also is harmful to the health of the family that is using it. Keeping all of these factors insight the government had earlier launched the UJJWALA yojana under which they were providing subsidized LPG connections to those who didn’t have it, it was one of the largest schemes in its own ordeal in the world, and about five crores have already reaped the benefits of this scheme.
Such ambitious projects are the need of the hour if we look at the climate change goals that we have agreed to and how much a country needs to do to make sure it meets the developmental goals, especially a developing country like India.
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