Reliance Gas Pipeline Limited receives Environment Clearance from Government

MukeshAmbani-led Reliance Industries’ Reliance Gas Pipeline Limited (RGPL) has received an environment clearance from the Central Government’s green panel. The Union Environment Ministry’s Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) recommended the clearance in its recent meeting.

Reliance Industries’ Dahej Pipeline Project

The project of RGPL is named as DahejNagothane Ethane Pipeline (DNEPL). Under this project, the company will construct a 486-km long pipeline between Gujarat and Maharashtra, which will be used to transport liquid ethane. Nearly 1.25 million metric tons of ethane will be transported every year from Reliance Industries’ Dahej manufacturing unit to Hazira manufacturing facility, and to Reliance Industries’ Nagothane manufacturing division. The cost of the project will be around INR 1,428 crores.

Both,the GujaratCoastal Regulatory Zone and Maharashtra Coastal Regulatory Zone (CRZ) have given CRZ approval for the project. The project has also received first stage forest clearance for diversion of more than 25-hectares of forest land.

The pipeline will begin from Dahej in Gujarat and end at Nagothane in Maharashtra. Around 256 km of the pipeline will be in Gujarat, while the remaining230 km will be in Maharashtra. 26 km of this will be passing through the ecologically fragile, Dahanu Taluka. Dahanu Taluka Environment Protection Authority (DTEPA) looks after the development activities in that region.

Reliance Industries’ Hospital in Jamnagar

Reliance Industries’ Group President and Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament (MP) from Jharkhand, ParimalNathwaniannounced that Reliance Industries will soon be setting up a hospital in the Jamnagar district of Gujarat.

The collector of the area cleared land in the Moti Khavdi village of Khambhalia. A 40,000 sq. ft. medical center will be constructed there. The hospital will mainly focus on emergency care for accident victims from nearby areas. Nathwani revealed, “Reliance Industries will build, maintain and operate a modern hospital, spread over 40,000 sq. ft., for the villagers of the surrounding area.”

Nathwani thanked the government of Gujarat for giving Reliance Industries a nod for the project. He informed that the Chief Minister, Anandiben Patel inaugurated a veterinary hospital, a day ago. This hospital was also established by Reliance Industries, at Padana village of Jamnagar.

Nathwani said that animal husbandry is a vital source of livelihood for people of Gujarat. This is why Reliance Industries has patronized a number of cow sheds. These cow sheds are located in villages surrounding its Jamnagar refinery unit.

The veterinary hospital is situated on Sir P. N. Road from PadanaPatia to ChangaPatia, which is near the State Highway-25. The hospital is spread across an area of 13,456 sq. ft. It consists of the main building, staff quarters, fodder storage, cattle shed, bio-medical waste room, and stable. There are also residential quarters set up for doctors and paramedical staff. This ensures that the medical facility is available all the time.

Nathwani informed that the hospital will soon introduce a mobile veterinary van. He added that Reliance Industries’ veterinary hospital, established under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is the first in the area.

Summary

Reliance Gas Pipeline Limited of Reliance Industries received an environment clearance from the Central Government’s green panel for its Dahej pipeline project.

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