Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of City Gas Distribution (CGD) projects for 129 districts of the country on Thursday. These projects were allocated for the recently concluded ninth bidding round for CGD.
The Petroleum Ministry said in a statement that the authorized company for each geographical area (GA) of 19 states of the country will also organize themselves locally. These projects allocated recently by the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) will provide gas to half the country’s population in 26 states and Union Territories.
It said that in this event, the Prime Minister will also launch the tenth CGD bidding round for 50 new GAs in 124 districts of 14 states of the country.
The development of CGD network will increase the availability of clean LPG, piped natural gas (PNG) and vehicle fuel compressed natural gas (CNG).