During Friday’s meeting — which also saw the presence of Punjab Local Bodies minister, Inderbir Singh Nijjar — it was in-principle decided to review the annual rental amount for laying gas distribution pipelines.
Punjab New and Renewable Energy Sources Minister, Aman Arora, on Friday held a meeting aimed at removing bottlenecks in granting clearances for compressed biogas (CBG) and city gas distribution projects in the state.
During Friday’s meeting — which also saw the presence of Punjab Local Bodies minister, Inderbir Singh Nijjar — it was in-principle decided to review the annual rental amount for laying gas distribution pipelines. Apart from this, various inter-departmental issues related with compressed biogas was also discussed during the meeting.
Arora emphasised that the fee being charged by various departments should be collected at a single point to facilitate investors. He also directed the director of Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) to prepare a list of compressed biogas and city gas distribution projects pending and send it to departments concerned by next week so that clearance process could be expedited. He informed that a working group of all stakeholders will soon be constituted to formulate a uniform compressed biogas policy for the state, with the group expected to submit its report by April-end.
Among those who attended Friday’s meeting were Principal Secretary of Punjab Local Bodies department, Vivek Pratap Singh; APCCF Saurabh Gupta, PCCF R K Mishra; Chief Wildlife Warden, Dharminder Sharma; general manager of Torrent Gas Private Ltd, Jignesh V Agravat; senior manager of Indian Oil Corporation Ltd, Kshitiz Sanadhaya; senior manager and vice president of Think Gas Private Ltd, R Maheswaran; GA- Head Gujarat Gas Ltd, Mahendra Dha Dubey; project manager of Thind Green Energy Pvt Ltd, Gaurav Kathpal; and project head of Ever Enviro Resources Management Pvt Ltd, Pankaj Kumar.