406 Districts to be covered for Providing Piped Natural Gas

Petroleum & Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) is the authority to grant authorization to the entities for the development of City Gas Distribution (CGD) network in Geographical Areas (GAs) as per PNGRB Act, 2006. PNGRB identifies GAs for authorizing the development of CGD network in synchronization with the development of natural gas pipeline connectivity, natural gas availability and techno-commercial viability to provide Piped Natural Gas (PNG). PNGRB has authorized 228 GAs covering 406 districts spread over 27 States and Union Territories up to 10th CGD bidding round.Details of the GAs authorized till 10th CGD bidding round including those in the state of Bihar are at Annexure.

This information was given by Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha today.