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India prioritising shift to become natural gas-based economy, Modi says

India is giving priority to moving towards a natural gas-based economy and efforts must be made to raise local production of the fuel.

Published: 05th December 2016 09:42 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th December 2016 09:42 AM   |  A+A-

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi |Reuters

By Reuters

NEW DELHI: India is giving priority to moving towards a natural gas-based economy and efforts must be made to raise local production of the fuel while also creating infrastructure to import it, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told an energy conference on Monday.

"Natural gas is the next-generation fossil fuel, cheaper and less polluting," Modi said in an address at India's flagship energy event, Petrotech.

"Efforts must be made to increase natural gas production whole also creating import infrastructure to meet the growing domestic demand," Modi said.



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