Jaipur, March 2, 2016: In a significant step towards Collaborative approach between government & industry for attracting investment from India & Abroad, Today M/s Global Ceramics Private Limited and Rajasthan State Gas Limited (RSGL) signed Gas Sales Agreement (GSA) by Mr. Ravi Agarwal, Managing Director, Rajasthan State Gas Limited and Mr. Niraj Kumar Gupta, Director, Global Ceramics Private Limited in the gracious presence of Mr. Deepak Upreti, Principal Secretary, Mines & Petroleum, GoR who is also the Chairman of RSGL.
After taking the charge of Mines & Petroleum Department by Mr. Upreti, he has assigned priority to the gas sector for fuelling industrialization and has taken detailed review from Mr. Ravi Agarwal for seeking plan for providing clean energy solution to the smart Cities i.e. Jaipur, Ajmer, Kota , Udaipur and setting up of CNG highways between the key cities like Kota-Jaipur, Kota-Baran-Indore-Mumbai, Jaipur-Ajmer, Jaipur-Sikar and Bhilwara-Chittorgarh-Udaipur. The Mega CNG station at Neemrana is completing as per the budget mandate of Hon’ble Chief Minister, Govt. of Rajasthan and with the commissioning of CNG facility at Kukas, Jaipur within this month, NH-08 shall become operational for CNG vehicles plying between Delhi-Jaipur.
It is just a two months back when Rajasthan Govt. has announced its agenda during Resurgent Rajasthan for setting up Natural Gas Infrastructure & development of Industrial clusters under the banner of “Make In Rajasthan” to drive “Make In India” mission.
The availability of the Natural Gas was a bottleneck for attracting prospective industries to setup Ceramic zone at Ghilot inspite of Govt. proactive enabling factor to create ease of business.
RSGL has taken proactive steps & is in the process of completing compression facility at Neemrana to make Natural Gas available for the industrial clusters along the NH-8 highway. With this, the long wait for natural gas for the industrial zone at Behror, Sotanala, Keshawana and Kukas is over. The collaborative efforts with all stakeholders are the key driver for RSGL and RSGL won the confidence from prospective customers to become their preferred choice for natural gas through transparent and customer friendly initiatives resulting win-win scenario.
The business and project execution plan is in place to construct additional compression facility at Neemrana via Jaipur-Delhi for meeting the increased demand from Ghilot. A dedicated pipeline from Neemrana to Ghilot is also planned to distribute gas through the facility being setup at Ghilot.
By the last quarter of 2017, RSGL will be in position to open up CNG highway for smart city including Kota-Jaipur, Kota-Baran-Indore-Mumbai highway.
During recent Resurgent Rajasthan program, the Business Transfer Agreement for Kota City Gas Distribution Assets between GAIL Gas Limited and RSGL was signed by Mr. Deepak Upreti, Principal Secretary Mines & Petroleum, Govt. of Rajasthan and Mr. P K Pal, CEO, GAIL Gas Limited in the presence of Hon’ble Chief Minister, Govt. of Rajasthan.
Rajasthan is now to become a model state for adopting unique clean energy solution for each propose smart city- Kota, Ajmer, Udaipur and Jaipur. For Kota the distribution of the gas is planned through speedy execution of pipeline connecting demand centers for rapid industrialization, for Ajmer being a smart and heritage city, its approach is a combination of project based on converting municipal waste into biogas & availability of gas being planned through the proposed pipeline from Neemrana-Jaipur-Ajmer. The pipeline from Neemrana to Jaipur is to become integral part of a clean energy solution for Jaipur and for Udaipur LNG hub in combination of gas availability from the proposed pipeline from Bhilwara to Udaipur is planned.