Tuesday, October 18, 2022



'Urja-Ganga' is a city gas distribution project for seven cities of eastern India- Varanasi, Ranchi, Cuttack, Patna, Jamshedpur, Bhubaneshwar, and Kolkata. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of the project in Varanasi on October 24, 2016.

Important facts of the project:-

PNG to 50000 houses in Varanasi city Connection and CNG to 20000 vehicles. 20 stations will be constructed to provide

For this 800 km in Varanasi city. Length of MDPE A network of (Medium Density Polyethylene) pipes will be laid. It is a type of plastic classified by density, which has a density of 0.926–0.940 g/cm3.

The Urja-Ganga project is part of the Jagdishpur-Haldia-Bokaro-Dharma Pipeline Project (JHBDPL) under construction by GAIL. GAIL (India) Limited is India's largest integrated natural gas company. , Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, and P. pass through Bengal.

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Why the need?

India emits 4.1 percent of the total global greenhouse gas.

According to the Paris Agreement, India is committed to cutting its GDP emissions intensity by 33-35 percent by 2030. The base year 2005 will be considered for this GDP emission intensity.

To fulfill this commitment, it is necessary that we reduce our dependence on conventional energy sources.

As an alternative to increasing our dependence on relatively clean energy sources, coal and wood used in rural areas can be converted into LPG. LPG to and from cities is being replaced by natural gas.

Urja-Ganga project is an important step in this series.

Benefits from the project:-

Sending gas in pipes will save human energy and time.

With an uninterrupted supply, the wait for cylinder recharge will end.

With this project, 5 lakh LPG will be provided in rural areas of Varanasi. The connection can be made available.

Fertilizer factories lying closed in Gorakhpur (UP), Barauni (Bihar), Sindri (Jharkhand) will be revived. These factories will also benefit from this project.

The traditional use of land through the underground pipelines will continue.

There will be no risk of adulteration and gas theft for the consumers.

Less cost on maintenance.

The main component of the natural gas used in this is methane, which burns more efficiently.

Employment opportunities will be available for the youth.

Project Limits:-

Once the construction work is completed, the capacity of the project cannot be increased.

Repair work at one place will affect the entire terminal.

Managing the safety of pipelines is a very difficult task.

Despite these limitations, the project is well suited to the urban lifestyle. It will be beneficial to establish it as a better option of energy source in homes, hospitals, schools, and other industrial institutions. It is important to note that the Ganges, India's longest river originates in India and flows through these states.



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