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Urja Ganga Gas Pipeline Project- PIB news
What to study?
For Prelims: About Urja Ganga Project- key features.
For Mains: Significance and the need for such projects for India, especially for NE region India.
About the Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga project:
The gas pipeline project aims to provide piped cooking gas to residents of Varanasi and later to millions of people in states like Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Odisha.
Significance: According to GAIL, with the Urja Ganga project, 20 lakh households will get PNG connections.
Background: GAIL has built a network of trunk pipelines covering the length of around 11,000 km. With Urja Ganga project, this number will further increase by 2540 km.