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CCEA approves partial funds for development of 2539 km long Jagdishpur-Haidia and Bokaro-Dhamra Gas Pipeline (JHBDPL) project
Govt’s JHBDPL project will connect Eastern part of the country with National Gas Grid
Govt’s JHBDPL project to ensure availability of clean & eco-friendly fuel to Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, West Bengal
CCEA approves simultaneous development of CGD networks in Varanasi, Patna, Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Cuttack

About 1.25 crore population to be directly benefitted by the establishment of these CGD networks

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved viability gap funding / partial capital grant at 40 percent (Rs. 5,176 crore) of the estimated capital cost of Rs. 12,940 crore to GAIL for development of 2539 km long Jagdishpur-Haidia and Bokaro-Dhamra Gas Pipeline (JHBDPL) project. Government of India has taken this historic decision to provide Capital Support for developing this gas pipeline. JHBDPL project will connect Eastern part of the country with National Gas Grid.

It will ensure the availability of clean and eco-friendly fuel i.e. Natural Gas to the industrial, commercial, domestic and transport sectors in the States of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal. This Capital Grant will encourage the supply of eco-friendly fuel at affordable tariffs to industries and will encourage industrial development in these states.

Further, the CCEA has approved the simultaneous development of City Gas Distribution (CGD) networks in cities namely Varanasi, Patna, Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Cuttack etc. en-route of JHBDPL project. These distribution networks will be developed by GAIL in collaboration with the concerned State Governments.

It will bring clean cooking fuel at the door step of Domestic households as well as provide clean fuel to transport sector in the eastern region. About 1.25 crore population living in these cities will be directly benefitted by the establishment of these CGD networks. All these projects will generate direct as well as indirect employment for about 21,000 people and will boost socio-economic development in the eastern part of the country.

Cabinet earlier had approved the revival of three Fertiliser Units (FCIL- Gorakhpur, HFCL- Barauni and FCIL-Sindri) along the route of this pipeline project. On revival, these units will be the anchor gas customers for JHBDPL project and gas to these plants will be supplied under the Gas Pooling Scheme for urea sector at pooled price.

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PM expresses gratitude to President, VP and other world leaders for birthday wishes
September 17, 2021
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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has expressed his gratitude to the President, Vice President and other world leaders for birthday wishes.

In a reply to President, the Prime Minister said;

"माननीय राष्ट्रपति महोदय, आपके इस अनमोल शुभकामना संदेश के लिए हृदय से आभार।"

In a reply to Vice President, the Prime Minister said;

"Thank you Vice President @MVenkaiahNaidu Garu for the thoughtful wishes."

In a reply to President of Sri Lanka, the Prime Minister said;

"Thank you President @GotabayaR for the wishes."

In a reply to Prime Minister of Nepal, the Prime Minister said;

"I would like to thank you for your kind greetings, PM @SherBDeuba."

In a reply to PM of Sri Lanka, the Prime Minister said;

"Thank you my friend, PM Rajapaksa, for the wishes."

In a reply to PM of Dominica, the Prime Minister said;

"Grateful to you for the lovely wishes, PM @SkerritR."

In a reply to former PM of Nepal, the Prime Minister said;

"Thank you, Shri @kpsharmaoli."