PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the 450-km long Mangaluru-Kochi natural gas pipeline in January this year. Also, He addressed everyone by saying that India’s focus on a gas-based economy is part of the Atmanirbhar Bharat project in the event.
Overview of the work
PM Modi included that work is being done towards the direction of ‘One Nation, One Gas Grid’. He declared it as a step towards putting efforts to build future energy needs from today itself. However, the government’s approach to energy planning has bought various planning across the oil and gas sector. Also, It will be covering exploration and production and natural gas marketing and distribution. Hence, he named this project as one of the developments towards a better nation to fulfill every necessary amenity to each and every household of India.
About the Mangaluru-Kochi Gas Pipeline
The natural gas pipeline is build up at ₹3,000 crores of cost. GAIL India Ltd., India’s largest natural gas company built this pipeline. The pipeline has a storage capacity of 12 million standard cubic meters per day. It will carry natural gas from the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Regasification Terminal at Kochi in Kerala to Mangaluru at Dakshina Kannada district in Karnataka. Hence, It will pass through 10 districts Kasaragod, Kannur, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thrissur, and Ernakulam of Kerela.
Benefits of the gas pipeline
The pipeline will supply fuel that will be environment-friendly and affordable to all. PM Modi said that pipeline will be providing clean energy to Mangalore Refinery. Also, it will play a major role in reducing pollution in Kerela and Karnataka. Moreover, the pipeline will improve the quality of living in both states. Also, it will reduce the expenses of the poor and middle-class families. This pipeline will become the base of the Gas Distribution System for many other cities. It will be forming the base of the CNG-based transport system. Talking about the renewable energy plant and biofuels, he said
While natural gas is the focus on one hand, and on the other, we want to diversify energy sources.PM Modi
Futuristic developments of resources
PM Modi promised to double the Natural gas pipeline in the upcoming 5-6 years. The Government of India is working towards a vision to connect the entire nation with a one-pipeline grid that will aid in the development of city gas projects. CNG stations to be increased to 10,000 from current no. of 1,500. It will be provided in the form of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) to the transportation sector and of Piped Natural Gas (PNG) to households.
Also, World’s biggest hybrid renewable plant combining wind and solar power has started in Gujarat. Moreover, India under its government is seeing various work on highways, railway, metro, air, water, digital, and gas connectivity which will lead to economic development.
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