On 15th October 2015 a Gas Cooperation Agreement(GCA) was signed between Jharkhand and GAIL (India) Limited .This agreement is for for creation of Natural Gas and City Gas Distribution infrastructure.The infrastructure will assist the construction of Urja Ganga Jagdishpur-Haldia Pipeline project in Jharkhand.
Agreement Signed By :
K Ravi Kumar – Director, Industries, Government of Jharkhand
A K Jana – GAIL Executive Director (Marketing-Joint Venture and International Gas Sourcing)
Pipeline passing Districts :
Bokaro, Giridih, Hazaribagh, Singhbhum, Ranchi and Dhanbad,
The pipeline can also be used to provide Natural Gas as fuel to the Steel Authority of India plant in Bokaro and fertilizer plant at Sindri.
The agreement will also assist the establishment of pipeline connectivity from the seven Coal Bed Methane (CBM) blocks awarded in the state to various consumption centres
The 2,000 km-long JHPL, the Energy Highway of Eastern India being constructed by GAIL, will carry the eco-friendly Natural Gas to eastern Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal
GAIL Chairman and Managing Director – B C Tripathi
Jharkhand Chief Minister – Raghubar Das