Special thrust on gas infrastructure: Pradhan

Last Updated: Wed, Oct 16, 2019 11:10 hrs
Dharmendra Pradhan (ANI photo)

New Delhi: Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday said that the government has a special focus on building gas infrastructure in the country.

Large investments has been lined up for laying gas pipelines, he said. Along with that. India is exploring all areas for its energy security, he said.

At the India Ministerial Dialogue held at third India Energy Forum by CERA Week here, Pradhan also said that India will chart its own course of energy transition in a responsible manner and would greatly influence global energy transition.

According to a government statement, the share of renewables in electricity capacity has significantly gone up now to 22 per cent from around 10 per cent in 2014-15.

"Secondly, the ethanol blending percentage has risen from 0.67 per cent in 2012-13 to now close to 6 per cent. Finally, more than 95 per cent households now have access to LPG, making their kitchens smoke free," it added.