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1. The Government has envisaged to develop the National Gas Grid.
a. At present about 16,788 Km natural gas pipeline is operational and about 14,239 Km gas pipelines are being developed to increase the availability of natural gas across the country.
2. These pipelines have been authorized by Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB)
3. PNGRB has authorized GAIL to develop North East gas pipeline to develop approximately 750 km long Barauni – Guwahati pipeline as an integral part of Jagadishpur –Haldia –Bokaro Dhamra Pipeline (JHBDPL) project which will connect North East region with the National Gas Grid.
4. PNGRB has also authorized Indradhanush Gas Grid Limited (IGGL), a joint venture company of five Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) i.e. IOCL, ONGC, GAIL, OIL and NRL for the development of North East Gas Grid to connect eight states of North Eastern India.
5. Aims and objectives of National Gas Grid are as under:
a. To remove regional imbalance within the country with regard to access of natural gas and provide clean and green fuel throughout the country.
b. To connect gas sources to major demand centers and ensure availability of gas to consumers in various sectors.
c. Development of City Gas Distribution Networks in various cities for supply of CNG and PNG.
6. National Gas Grid consists of different pipeline sections to be executed by different entities having different completion time schedules.