Bhubaneswar: Union Petroluem and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday laid the Foundation stone of two LNG pipeline projects in Sukinda of Jajpur district in Odisha, what he calls, as major step towards linking the Eastern India with natural gas grid of the country.
The projects- the 36 inch Dhamra – Angul main pipeline and 12 inch Paradip- Cuttack- Bhubaneswar spur pipeline under the Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga Yojana are the New Year gift of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the people of Coastal Odisha, said the Petroleum Minister.
Minister Pradhan, in the ceremony said there will be 600 Km of natural gas pipelin through 13 districts in the OdIsha segment of the 2500 km pipline between Dhamra and Allahabad. Foundation stone of a LNG terminal of Rs 6000 crore has already been laid at Dhamra recently.
Mr Pradhan who envisages economic boost in Odisha through these Urja Ganga Projects said use of gas in mineral production adds quality as he informed that 11 industries have signed deal to use Gas for production of high quality steel.
With high Quality steel production Odisha can attract automobile manufacturers that in turn will create scope for small and medium industries.