Dharmendra Pradhan dedicates to the nation 201 CNG plants and commencement of PNG supply in Jhansi
NewDelhi: Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel Shri Dharmendra Pradhan todaydedicated to the nation GAIL group’s 201 CNG stations across the Country. Shri Pradhan also inaugurated the commencement of PNG supply in Jhansi and Mobile Refueling Units (MRUs)for refueling vehicles at Raigad.
Sh. Dharmendra Pradhan interacted with PNG consumer family in Jhansi who expressed their happiness about the unhindered and cheaper supply of PNG in the house. Sh. Pradhan also interacted with MRU operators in Raigad and Delhi and witnessed the filling of CNG in vehicle through MRU.The MRUs inaugurated today belong to IGL and Mahanagar Gas Limited.
Speaking on the occasion, Sh. Pradhan said that till now, CNG stations and Piped Natural Gas (PNG) were things belonging to metro cities and with the Government efforts these are now reaching cities and towns across the country. The Minister said that Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi is committed to the cause of climate change mitigation and his efforts have given the world, leadership and enhanced India’s standing in the world. Shri Pradhan added that for us, bringing innovation in energy retailing is not only a business decision, but is also aligned to PM’s vision of a greener future. He also spoke about the PM’s efforts towards enhancing ease of living for citizens and said that today’s inauguration is another step towards this twin objective of a greener future and enhancing ease of living for people.
Asserting that the future of fuel retail is mobile, he spoke about various measures to give boost to this ecosystem including setting up mobile refilling CNG facility. He also outlined the benefits of mobile fuel retailing which includes cost advantage as well as advantage in terms of reaching out to consumers at shopping malls, offices and other places. He also said that going forward, mobile battery swapping should also be explored. “We are bringing in innovation in energy retailing and making it mobile and delivering at the doorsteps”, Shri Pradhan added.
Shri Pradhan said that India has committed to achieve 15% share of natural gas in the primary energy mix by 2030 for a more sustainable energy use which will help reduce environmental pollution, fulfilIndia’s commitment to COP-21. Greater use of natural gas will reduce dependence on fossil fuel and consequently reduce import bill and import dependence, he added.