India : 84 GAs granted authorization in 9th bidding round for city gas distribution: Ministry of Petroleum

Government has envisaged to expand the coverage of PNG supply to one crore households

Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) is authority to grant authorization to the entities for the development of City Gas Distribution (CGD) network in Geographical Areas (GAs) as per PNGRB Act, 2006. PNGRB identifies GAs for authorizing the development of CGD network in synchronization with the development of natural gas pipeline connectivity/ natural gas availability. The authorized CGD entities develop the Piped Natural Gas (PNG) network to supply natural gas to households, industrial and commercial units in their respective GAs.

Till September 2018, there were 96 GAs for development of CGD Network across country. PNGRB has granted authorization for 84 GAs in 9th CGD Bidding Round in the month of August, 2018. CGD entity provides PNG connection as per their work plan. With the completion of 9th CGD Bidding Round, CGD would be accessible in 178 GAs covering approximately 280 districts spread over 26 States and UTs.


Source :

Smart Grid Bulletin February 2019

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