Natural gas network in industrial areas of UP

11 January 2021

Given the rapid industrial growth and investment in the manufacturing sector in Uttar Pradesh, the Yogi Adityanath government has issued guidelines for the supply of piped natural gas (PNG) to the industrial development authorities with the objective of environmental conservation and providing safe fuel to the industries. 

Necessary steps are being taken to convert the major highways of the state into Green Energy Corridors to promote the use of pollution-free fuel in the transport sector.

State Minister for Industrial Development, Satish Mahana said the Industrial Development Authorities had been directed to allow authorized gas companies and facilitate them in laying pipelines for the network of natural gas in areas of the state's industrial development authorities.

He said this would help in not only ensuring environmental protection but would also enable safe fuel supply to the units set up in the industrial areas of the state along with mitigating pressure on transportation.

Alok Kumar, additional chief secretary, Infrastructure and Industrial Development, said that directions have been issued to NOIDA, Greater Noida, Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YIDA), U.P. State Industrial Development Authority (UPSIDA), Gorakhpur Industrial Development Authority (GIDA), Satharia Industrial Development Authority (SIDA) and Lucknow Industrial Development Authority (LIDA) to provide the required support to gas companies in the development of piped natural gas (PNG) network.

He said that in addition to being safe, the PNG proves to be economical also due to savings on storage and transportation expenses.