As a lot as Rs 80,000 crore investment is envisaged in organising city gas infrastructure in 61 geographical areas (GAs), together with Jammu, Nagpur, Pathankot and Madurai, that have been placed on bid in the newest licensing round, oil regulator PNGRB stated.
Bids for the 65 GAs provided in the eleventh city gas licensing round got here in on December 15, Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) stated in an announcement.
The 65 GAs unfold over 215 districts in 19 states and one Union territory masking 26 per cent of India’s inhabitants and 33 per cent of its space.
“This round attracted an amazing response from buyers with greater than 430 bids towards 61 GAs with no single bid in these GAs. The technical bids could be opened between December 17 to 22,” PNGRB stated.
“This initiative would assist in creating a strong CGD infrastructure and play a major position in reworking to a gas-based economic system. This would convey investment of greater than Rs 80,000 crore and generate employment.”
Presently, there are 228 geographical areas authorised by PNGRB in 27 states and UTs masking roughly 53 per cent of the nation’s geographical space and 70 per cent of its inhabitants.
In the final city gas distribution (CGD) bidding round – the tenth CGD bidding round, 50 GAs have been authorised for the event of CGD community.
In the current round, 215 districts clubbed into 65 GAs are being provided. Bids have been acquired for 61 GAs, in keeping with PNGRB.
During 2018 and 2019, PNGRB gave out licences to retail CNG to vehicles and piped cooking gas to family kitchens in 136 GAs. This prolonged protection of the city gas community to 406 districts and round 70 per cent of the nation’s inhabitants.
The push for city gas enlargement is a part of the federal government’s plan for elevating the share of pure gas in the nation’s power basket to fifteen per cent by 2030 from the present 6.3 per cent.
The 65 GAs to be bid out in the eleventh CGD bidding round embody Jammu, Udhampur, Samba and Kathua districts in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
Nagpur in Maharashtra, Madurai in Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan’s Bikaner and Churu districts are among the many areas being provided for bidding.
Nizamabad in Telangana, the Nilgiris in Tamil Nadu, East Medinipur in West Bengal and Pauri Garhwal in Uttarakhand are additionally on the checklist.
Kurnool, Guntur and Prakasam districts in Andhra Pradesh, Assam’s Kokrajhar and Dhubri districts, Darbhanga and Madhubani in Bihar and Chhattisgarh”s Rajnandgaon and Kanker districts can be provided.
In Himachal Pradesh, Mandi, Kullu, Kinnaur and Lahaul & Spiti districts have been clubbed into one GA for the bidding and Kangra and Chamba into one other.
Karnataka’s Chikkaballapur, Kerala’s Idukki and Kottayam, Madhya Pradesh’s Hoshangabad, Sagar and Vidisha districts, Jalgaon and Amravati in Maharashtra, Koraput in Odisha, Pathankot and Tarn Taran in Punjab and Tiruvannamalai in Tamil Nadu are different areas being provided for bidding.
While 86 GAs, made up of 174 districts, have been provided for bidding in the ninth round that concluded in August 2018, 50 GAs, comprising 124 districts, have been provided in the tenth round in 2019.
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