Ranchi: Chief Minister Raghubar Das said that city gas distribution in Ranchi and Jamshedpur will commence from September and assured all possible help by the state government to the companies in this regard.
Chairing a high-level review meeting with Union petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan he said that once the gas distribution commences people would get clean and cheap fuel. Apart from that in Ranchi Jamshedpur and other cities CNG stations would be built for which the state government would extend all possible help and asked to start these stations as soon as possible.
The Chief Minister said that in all the villages Ujjwala Didis are being appointed who would be provided training for refilling and safety of cylinders and said that the state government under Ujjwala Yojana was providing free of cost LPG connection along with first refill of the cylinder while from August 23rd the state government would also be giving the second cylinder free of cost.
Union petroleum and natural gas minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that with the efforts of the state government the companies linked with his ministry have performed better in the state and assured that his ministry would be standing with the government in its every effort.
He said that in the month of September City gas distribution would be started and apart from that in Ranchi and Jamshedpur foundation for gas-based crematorium Ghat which would be in sync with the environment and will also help the people to save money.
Mr Pradhan said that there were lots of opportunities to work in the areas of coal bed Methane ethanol natural gas solar energy and bioenergy in the state and from the forest produce Jet fuel would be prepared which would be providing a new source of income to the people.
In the meeting it was decided that apart from Bokaro Steel Plant Hospital the Other hospitals of the public sector undertaking companies in the state would be linked with the Ayushman Bharat Yojana and he directed officials of the Bokaro steel plant that without making compromise on quality at least 25 percent local products should be purchased as it would help the growth of small and medium industries.
It was also agreed that a joint venture between the state government and NMDC would be formed for production and Eid the small and medium-size industries of the state would be given priority.
Those who were also present on the occasion included Chief Secretary D K Tiwari Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Sunil Kumar Barnwal and officials of ONGC IOCL BPCL HPCL SAIL BSL Indane etc.