The Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum & Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan informed the Rajya Sabha in a written reply that in year 2007, Government has established (PNGRB) under the PNGRB Act 2006. Under the Act, PNGRB grant authorization to the entities for developing a City Gas Distribution (CGD) network in the specified Geographical Area (GA) of the country through a bidding process. (PNGRB) has envisaged a phased roll out plan for development of CGD networks in several Geographical Areas (GAs) in various States.
The GAs are included in bidding rounds in a phased manner depending on the natural gas pipeline connectivity/natural gas availability and feasibility for grant of authorization to develop CGD networks in the country. PNGRB has identified 34 GAs for which bids were invited on 1st October 2015. The list of 34 GAs bid under the 6th round of CGD bidding is at Annexure-I. PNGRB has envisaged a phased roll out plan for development of CGD networks in the country depending on the natural gas pipeline connectivity/natural gas availability in the country including the State of Tamilnadu.
List of GAs covered under 6th round of CGD bidding
|S.No||State/ Union Territory||District (GA)||S. No||State/ Union Territory||District (GA)|
|1||Madhya Pradesh||Dhar||19||Madhya Pradesh||Shahdol|
|6||Uttar Pradesh||Raebareli||24||Goa||North Goa|
|7||Uttar Pradesh||Mainpuri||25||Madhya Pradesh||Datia|
|8||Uttar Pradesh||Ramabai Nagar||26||Punjab||Rupnagar|
|12||Gujarat||Amreli||30||Gujarat||Ahmedabad (excluding the area already authorized)|
|13||Punjab||Bhatinda||31||Gujarat||Anand (excluding the area already authorized)|