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New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan addresses at the launch of the customer awareness campaigns on cashless transactions, in New Delhi on Dec 4, 2016. (Photo: IANS/PIB)
New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan addresses at the launch of the customer awareness campaigns on cashless transactions, in New Delhi on Dec 4, 2016. (Photo: IANS/PIB)

Pradhan: Oil, gas sector bringing socio-economic change in India….reports Asian Lite News

New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan addresses at the launch of the customer awareness campaigns on cashless transactions, in New Delhi on Dec 4, 2016. (Photo: IANS/PIB)
Union Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan addresses at the launch of customer awareness campaigns on cashless transactions in New Delhi (Photo: IANS/PIB)

The Indian oil and gas sector is emerging as a vehicle for socio-economic change in the country, said Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. Minister made his speech while inaugurating the Petrotech Conference 2016, here in New Delhi.

“Over the years it has played its part in making energy affordable and accessible through the length and breadth of the country to drive the Indian economy in an inclusive and equitable manner in terms of generating employment, skill development, bringing in FDI, enhancing trade and boosting strategic partnerships,” he said at the inauguration of Petrotech 2016.

“Internationally, the hydrocarbon sector is witnessing unprecedented technological developments.

“Petrotech offers a unique platform to the international companies, service providers and technology companies to have interface with all India stakeholders at one place,” he added.

The conference is scheduled from December 4 -7 at the Pragati Maidan exposition ground here in New Delhi, while the main conference will be inaugurated on Monday by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Pradhan has earlier said confirmation of participation had been received from many countries including Brazil, Russia, Venezuela, Oatar, Iran, Cyprus, Sudan, South Sudan, Afghanistan and Bhutan.

On Sunday, a pre-conference to Petrotech 2016 was organised with a view to accelerating efforts to empower women in the oil and gas sector.

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