Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga Project (PM Urja Ganga Project)

Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga Project (PM Urja Ganga Project)

GAIL (India) Ltd has put West Bengal on the gas map of India after it completed laying a Rs 2,433-crore pipeline that will bring to the state cooking fuel that is cheaper than LPG and CNG that costs less than petrol and diesel, and fuel to produce urea for all its requirement. The 348-kilometer pipeline from Dobhi in Bihar to Durgapur in West Bengal is part of the Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga project.


With this pipeline, the state will get such gas facility for cooking, which is cheaper than LPG and CNG and lower cost than petrol and diesel.

What is the Prime Minister’s Urja Ganga Project?

The Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga Project was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his constituency Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.


  • The objective of the Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga project is to provide piped LPG to millions of residents of Varanasi and then to states like Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Odisha.
  • According to the Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL), PNG connections will be provided to 20 lakh houses immediately under this project.
  • It is known that GAIL has built a network of 11,000 km long trunk pipeline in the country so far. With the implementation of Urja Ganga Yojana, this number will increase to 13,540.

Length-wise distribution of pipeline:

  • Under the project, the length of the pipeline will be 338 km in Uttar Pradesh and about 441 kms in Bihar.
  • A 500 km long pipeline will be laid in Jharkhand.
  • The length of the pipeline in West Bengal and Odisha will be 542 km and 718 km respectively.

Source – PIB

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