The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has flagged land issues related to oil and gas projects including the city gas distribution (CGD) projects in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack with the state government. The central government seeks cooperation of the state for projects that are stuck because of non-allotment of land or delay in grant of approvals.

The CGD projects in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack taken up under the Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga scheme are facing land-related problems for laying of pipelines. Many projects by GAIL, Gail Gas, Adani Total Gas Limited and Bharat Petro Resources are under execution in different districts including Cuttack and Khurda.

The natural gas pipeline under execution will cover a length of about 769 km through 13 districts and connect major industrial clusters of Khurda, Jharsuguda, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Angul, Dhenkanal, Kalinganagar, Jajpur and Paradip.