PM Modi to lay foundation stone of gas-pipeline in Patna on July 25

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay foundation stone of 2,000 km Jagdishpur-Haldia gas pipeline on July 25 in Patna, which will provide feedstock for Barouni fertiliser plant in Bihar.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay foundation stone of 2,000 km Jagdishpur-Haldia gas pipeline on July 25 in Patna, which will provide feedstock for Barouni fertiliser plant in Bihar.

The pipeline will also provide city-based gas to Patna. The Rs 10,000-crore Jagdishpur-Haldia pipeline is being targeted for completion by 2019.

"Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of the Jagdishpur-Haldia gas pipeline in Patna on July 25 that will also provide the gas connectivity to the Barouni fertiliser plant," a source said.

Modi will be accompanied by the Fertiliser Minister Ananth Kumar, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan among others.

It would also feed to the gas requirement of CNG for automobiles and piped cooking gas for households in cities along the route.

In March this year, Cabinet had approved the revival of two shut fertiliser plants at Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh and Barouni in Bihar at an investment of up to Rs 12,000 crore.

Besides this, Modi is also scheduled to attend the foundation day of Indian Council of Agricultural Research to be held at Patna on the same day.

He will also launch the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana, for power sector reforms in rural areas with a view to ensuring round the clock electricity supply to farmers and rural households.  

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