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Urja Ganga Gas Pipeline Project- PIB news

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  1. Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

 

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.