The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoPNG) has asked Aavantika Gas Limited, Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) and district administration to scale up piped supply of natural gas in and around Indore. It aims to double the number of domestic connections of piped supply of natural gas in Indore by the year 2021. At present, there are over 55,000 piped connections, up from only about 5,000 in 2015.

Besides, the MoPNG is also giving a guaranteed purchase of compressed biogas at a price of Rs 46 per kg to the IMC. It is currently working on conversion of Indore’s waste management model into an economic activity, by converting waste to wealth.

In addition, the ministry is working on producing biogas out of farming waste in rural areas. It plans to set Indore’s bio-methanation model as a role model for the country.