Srinagar- Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday said that a gas pipeline project will be taken up in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
“An independent Gas Transport System Operator will be set up for facilitation and coordination of booking of common carrier capacity in all-natural gas pipelines on a non-discriminatory open access basis,” Sitharaman said while announcing the Union Budget for 2021-22.
Meanwhile, Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha lauded the Central Government for announcing the project.
“I thank Prime Minister Narendra Modiji and Union Home Minister Amit Shahji for announcing a new gas pipeline project for the development of Jammu and Kashmir in Budget 2021. I congratulate Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharamanji for an inclusive and growth-oriented historic budget for Aatmanirbhar Bharat,” an official statement quoted Sinha as saying.
I thank the Hon'ble PM @narendramodi Ji & Home Minister @AmitShah Ji for announcing a new Gas Pipeline Project for the development of J&K in #Budget2021. I congratulate FM @nsitharaman Ji for an inclusive & growth-oriented historic budget for Aatmanirbhar Bharat: LG @manojsinha_
— DIPR-J&K (@diprjk) February 1, 2021
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