The city gas distribution (CGD) sector in India is on a highly positive growth trajectory and is expected to witness significant development in the next few years on the back of various government initiatives. The Indian government has set a target of increasing the share of natural gas in the country’s energy basket from the current level of 6.2 per cent to 15 per cent by 2030. In a bid to achieve this target a national gas grid is being developed to bring various untapped regions of the country under the ambit of CGD network. Currently, there are 228 operational geographical areas spread across 400 districts, providing gas supply to around 70 per cent of the country’s population. The key CGD entities, taking note of the immense scope that the CGD sector has to offer, have also started expanding their operations and are expected to play a vital role in the overall growth of the sector.

In this video, Reji Kumar Pillai, President, India Smart Grid Forum, Chairman, Global Smart Energy Federation; Tarun Kapoor, Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas; Vivek Joshi, Executive Director, Natural Gas Society; G Chakraborty, Executive Director, Gail India Limited; MV Ravi Someswarudu, Chief Executive Officer, Gail Gas Limited; Suresh Mangalani, Chief Executive Officer, Adani Gas Limited; and AK Jana, Managing Director, Indraprastha Gas Limited speak about the growth of CGD sector in India, various government reforms, existing operations of CGD entities and the future plans to cater the growing demand.