The prices of piped natural gas (PNG) for ceramic industries located in the two main clusters of Gujarat have been reduced by Rs 2.07 per standard cubic meter (scm), an official release from the state government said Friday.
The reduction — which brings down the prices of PNG to Rs 31.86 per scm — that was promised by CM Vijay Rupani during his Independence Day speech, is expected to benefit 908 ceramic units in Morbi-Wankaner (746 units) and Thangad-Surendranagar (162 units) clusters. The official release claimed that the reduction in prices will provide a relief amounting to Rs 150 crore on an annual basis.
Interestingly, the reduction in prices in these regions is also seen as a move to appease the Patidar community which operates a sizable number of units in these two clusters.
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