The government of Rajasthan is planning to facilitate industrial growth along with the Mehsana-Bhatinda Gas Pipeline project, which is expected to complete by this year-end.
The Mehsana-Bathinda trunkline is a 36-inch diameter pipeline, with various spur lines along the route, amounting to approx 1,650 km. The pipeline will traverse through Gujarat, Rajasthan Haryana, and Punjab. Rajasthan State Industrial Development and Investment Corporation have identified 14 categories of industries, including ceramics, glass, metal casting, textile, and others that have high energy needs that can be partially or majorly suffice by use of natural gas. The gas being channelized through the pipeline will be provided to the industrial areas and respective industries through district-level distributors.
The corporation has already developed a few ceramic clusters along with the existing piped gas network in the state and is now planning for more industrial areas along the upcoming line, Rajasthan Industries Minister Parsadi Lal Meena said in a statement. The availability of natural gas as affordable fuel will further extend cost advantage to the industries in the state. Rajasthan State Industrial Development and Investment Corporation have been chalking out plans to make the advantage easily accessible for investors, he added.