Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan on July 01 said that the natural gas is an important fuel to many industries, we're moving towards rationalization of gas transportation tariff to make gas available at affordable price. Adding on it, he said new tariff structure would facilitate in creating single gas market.
Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan on June 29 stated that the world economy as well as India's economy is going through a challenging time, and the fuel prices in the country will go down once the international markets get stability. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, energy industry is going through a tough time, he added.
Supreme Court on June 22 allowed Rath Yatra to be conducted in Puri, Odisha with certain restrictions. Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan welcomed the decision and said the guidelines by the Centre, state and Home Affairs Ministry will be followed. BJP National Vice President Baijayant Jay Panda said that SC's decision has come as a huge relief for the devotees. The event is held every year, the event only stopped during Mughal invasion but never in peace time. Petitioner Sarthak Nayak said that the Apex Court said that the Rath Yatra should be conducted in Puri only by following social distancing protocols, so it's the duty of the Centre to coordinate with different wings to perform the event without compromising with the health of the people.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) meeting to review oil well number Baghjan-5 fire situation in Assam's Tinsukia. Review meeting was attended by Home Minister Amit Shah, Petroleum AND Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal. Experts have been called and efforts are going on to seal the well. "PM said that he stands with the people of Assam AND assured all steps for rehabilitation of the affected people," tweeted Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal.
Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan and Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today visited the Baghjan Oil India's gas well fire site to review the situation. Pradhan said that the primary objective of state and central government is to seal the well. "We have called global experts for the task. Centre has formed a committee to investigate cause of incident," Minister Pradhan added.
On the occasion of sixth International Yoga Day, several union ministers performed yoga on June 21. Union Minister of Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi performed yoga in Delhi. Union Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan performed yoga with his family in Delhi. Union Minister for Culture and Tourism Prahlad Singh Patel also performed yoga at Delhi's Purana Qila. Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar also performed yoga in Delhi. Minister of State (MoS) for AYUSH Shripad Naik performed yoga in Goa's Panaji. Meanwhile, Member of Parliament of Lok Sabha, Pragya Singh performed yoga in MP's Bhopal.
The World Bank and the Government of India on July 07 signed a loan agreement to enhance support for the Namami Gange Programme that seeks to rejuvenate the Ganga River. The USD 400 million operation..