Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday reviewed pipeline projects worth approximately Rs 8000-crore, under various stages of implementation and called for complete indigenisation in these projects.
“Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Steel Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday reviewed pipeline projects worth approx. Rs. 8000 Crore, under various stages of implementation by oil and gas companies. Pitching for Aatmanirbhar Bharat, Minister Pradhan called for complete indigenisation in these projects,” said a press release from the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas.
The press release further said, “GAIL is processing line pipe tenders of more than Rs 1000 crore for around 1 Lakh MT steel procurement by September 2020 for progressive supply of 800 Km line pipe from domestic bidders. This quantity is expected to be doubled by the end of current financial year to boost Make in India initiatives and further the goal of a self-reliant India.”
Project work along the Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga, JHBDPL pipeline, has resumed in full swing post lockdown and is gearing up to connect Eastern India with the West to Central natural gas pipeline corridor for boosting gas-based economy in the country.