Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas - Year End Summary, PIB, Major Schemes, Achievements 2017 (Download PDF)

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I. Exploration & Production: 1. HELP: The new Hydrocarbon Exploration Licensing Policy (HELP) for award of Hydrocarbon Acreages in the Upstream Sector of India, 2. Discovered Small Field Policy: The Union Cabinet approved 69 marginal fields for offer under Discovered Small Fields Policy.

Ministerial Summary 2017 PIB (Current Affairs/Gs 2018)

3. Survey of un-appraised areas of Sedimentary Basins of India: To generate seismic data for initiating Exploration and Production (E&P) activities, Government prepared a Project to conduct 2D seismic surveys of all sedimentary basins of India.

4. National Data Repository (NDR) : NDR has been set up at DGH to make the entire E&P data. This has been launched on 28.6. 2017.

II. Natural Gas:

1. National Gas Grid (Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga) : Government has envisaged developing additional 15,000 km of gas pipeline network.

2. City Gas Distribution Network: At present, 31 CGD companies are developing CGD networks in 81 GAs in 21 State (s) /UTs which are supplying clean cooking fuel in the form of PNG to about 40 Lakhs in the country.

3. Promotion of CNG/LNG in Transportation Sector: The Government is promoting the usages of environment friendly transportation fuel

III. Marketing:

1. Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojana (PMUY) : Aim to provide LPG connections to 5 crore women belonging to the Below Poverty Line (BPL) families, over a period of 3 years starting from FY 2016 - 17.

2. PAHAL: PAHAL has entered into Guinness book of World record being largest Direct Benefit Transfer scheme.

3. Direct Benefit Transfer in PDS Kerosene (DBTK) Scheme: DBTK has been implemented in all districts of Jharkhand and 4 districts of Chhattisgarh.

4. LPG Coverage: During 2016 - 17, more than 3.31 crore new LPG connections have been released and during 2017 - 18 (upto 18.12. 2017) , more than 2.15 crore new LPG connections have been released.

5. Subsidy on Kerosene and LPG: Government is providing cash compensation of ₹ 252 per cylinder under DBTL.

6. Automation at OMC ROs: To enhance customer confidence through Q&Q (Quality and Quantity) of fuel.

7. Promotion of Digital Payments Undertaken by MOP&NG:

IV. Auto Fuel Vision:

1. Auto Fuel Vision and Policy - Introduction of BS-IV & BS-VI fuels in the Country:

2. EBP Programme: In order to improve the availability of ethanol, the Government revised the ex-mill price of ethanol for the ethanol supply year 2017 - 18 at ₹ 40.85/per litre.

3. Biodiesel Programme: The Government has paved the way for direct sale of Biodiesel (B-100) for blending with High Speed Diesel to all consumers.

4. 2nd Generation Ethanol through Lignocelluloses Route: Oil PSUs are establishing twelve 2G Ethanol plants in 11 States of the country.

V. International Cooperation:

1. International Cooperation: Various pipelines are being constructed to connect our gas grids with our neighbours like Bangladesh and Nepal.

VI. Flagship Programmes:

1. Start-Up India:

2. Skill Development: Hydrocarbon Sector Skill Council (HSSC) has been set up with a projected training plan for certification based skill development programmes.

3. Make in India:

4. Ease of Doing Business:

5. Engagement of Apprentices:

VII. Swachh Bharat Mission

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- Published/Last Modified on: January 7, 2018

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