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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PETROLEUM AND NATURAL GAS
LOK SABHA
STARRED QUESTION NO: 420
ANSWERED ON:  23.03.2020
Private Operators in PNG Supply
Shankar Lalwani
Will the Minister of



PETROLEUM AND NATURAL GAS be pleased to state:-


(a) whether the Government proposes to allow private operators for clean fuel PNG penetration to all households and if so, the details thereof;
(b) whether private operators/suppliers are making PNG available to the households in Indore, Madhya Pradesh; and
(c) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor?


ANSWER
MINISTER OF PETROLEUM AND NATURAL GAS
(SHRI DHARMENDRA PRADHAN)
(a) to (c): A statement is laid on the Table of the House.
STATEMENT REFERRED IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) TO (c) OF THE LOK SABHA
STARRED QUESTION NO. *420 ASKED BY SHRI SHANKAR LALWANI TO BE
ANSWERED ON MARCH 23, 2020 REGARDING PRIVATE OPERATORS IN PNG
SUPPLY
(a) to (c) Petroleum & Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) is the authority to grant
authorization to the entities for the development of City Gas Distribution (CGD) network in
Geographical Areas (GAs) as per PNGRB Act, 2006. Providing PNG connection to
household is part of development of CGD network and the same is carried out by the entities
viz. Public Sector Undertaking (PSU)/ subsidiary of PSU/ Joint Venture (JV) of PSUs/
Private Company/JV of PSU and Private Company etc. authorized by PNGRB based on
techno-commercial viability of area. So far PNGRB has authorized 230 GAs for development
of CGD network across country up to 10th CGD Bidding Round covering more than 400
districts in the country in 27 States/UTs. Avantika Gas Limited (AGL) has been authorized
for development of CGD network in Indore (including Ujjain City) GA on 31.08.2009.
Further, PNGRB has authorized Gujarat Gas Limited for remaining part of Indore District for
development of CGD network under 10th CGD bidding round as part of GA of Ujjain (Except
area already authorized) District, Dewas (Except area already authorized) District and Indore
(Except area already authorized) District on 29.03.2019.
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