Shri Dharmendra Pradhan says balancing accessibility and affordability, India is creating a global model of energy justice.

Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Steel Shri Dharmendra Pradhan today said that by balancing accessibility and affordability, India is creating a global model of energy justice and India will chart its own strategy and pathway for its green energy transition. Speaking at the joint conferences of the 11th World PetroCoal Congress and World Future Fuel Summit today, he said that India’s energy demand is going to increase in the future, and it has taken a number of concrete steps that are shaping India’s energy transition pathways for a low carbon economy. The Minister said that balancing accessibility and affordability, India is creating a global model of energy justice.

Talking about the gas based economy, Shri Pradhan said that investment of 60 billion US dollars is underway for developing gas infrastructure which includes pipelines, city gas distribution and LNG regasification terminals. He said that One Nation, One-Gas Grid will connect all corners of India. He mentioned about Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga Gas Pipeline in eastern states and Indradhanush Gas Pipeline covering entire North Eastern States. CGD network is being expanded to provide equitable access to clean cooking fuel across India.

Posted On: 16 FEB 2021 1:49PM by PIB Delhi

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