AG&P Pratham Commences its first at-home Installation of Domestic Piped Natural Gas in Raichur The role of gas to recovery

AGP Pratham  |  07 May, 2024

Raichur-Karnataka, 8th November 2023 – India's leading City Gas Distributor, AG&P Pratham, has launched its first Domestic PNG in Raichur to promote eco-friendly and safe fuel consumption. Mr.Krishna a local resident from Vishwanath Colony, LBS Nagar, Raichur became the first homeowner to install and use a piped gas connection.  The inauguration happened in the presence of Shri N. S. Boseraju, Hon’ble minister of Minor Irrigation & Science Technology. AG&P Pratham has already registered upto 4000 PNG connections in the region, with a vision of establishing 50,000 household connections within the next 5 years in the Raichur district.

AG&P Pratham has aligned its efforts with the Karnataka state government's vision, which is committed to supporting the development of a City Gas Distribution (CGD) network across the state. To ensure a seamless supply of clean household fuel 24X7, AG&P Pratham has established an LCNG station at KIADB Industrial Area, Raichur, serving as the primary source for natural gas supply. To support the PNG supply to domestic consumers, 35 kilometers of MDPE pipeline networks have been laid in Raichur, with plans to extend this to approximately 100 kilometers in the near future to meet the growing natural gas demand of Raichur.

Commenting on the occasion, Shri N. S. Boseraju, Hon’ble minister of Minor Irrigation & Science Technology has appreciated efforts of AG&P Pratham's efforts to bring clean energy to the people of Raichur, and in his address he stressed audience that public and all government officials should support to execute this project because this is beneficial for the public and at the same time he has also emphasized AG&P officials to take utmost care and caution about safety of the public.

Mr. Debasish Sadhan Chattopadhyay, the North Karnataka Zonal Head- AG&P Pratham said, “As part of AG&P Pratham's efforts to bring clean energy to the people, the first domestic PNG connection to Raichur is a major milestone in the geographical area. The goal is to establish 50,000 household connections in the district over the next 5 years, recognizing natural gas as the future fuel that will enhance people's quality of life by ensuring safety and convenience. Furthermore, residents can achieve substantial savings of 10-20% on PNG compared to LPG cylinders, leading to significant reductions in their monthly expenses. Our CGD infrastructure facility is expected to create local job opportunities, contributing to the region's economic development.” Mr. Chattopadhyay emphasized that the development of the PNG infrastructure will enhance the city's daily lifestyle, making it more convenient, and acknowledged the crucial role of government support in achieving this. He concluded by reaffirming their commitment to promoting a more sustainable fuel consumption pattern in the city and a continued dedication to providing cost-effective energy solutions.

Currently, AG&P Pratham has initiated operations at 5 CNG stations in the district and plans to expand to 30 CNG stations over a period of five years. There are approximately 750 CNG-operated vehicles, including 250 CNG-operated autos which have access to the uninterrupted supply of CNG from the LCNG station in Raichur.

To avail a PNG connection, customers can reach out to AG&P Pratham's customer care number +91-8056626111 or can apply through the AG&P Pratham website (

About AG&P Pratham

AG&P Pratham is the leading international player in the Indian City Gas Distribution (CGD) industry. AG&P Pratham holds 12 CGD licenses awarded by the Petroleum & Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) to exclusively provide natural gas for everyday use in 37 Districts in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, and Rajasthan. The exclusive rights cover the supply of Piped Natural Gas (PNG) to households, industrial, commercial, non-commercial, and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) for use in vehicles. These CGD networks will cover 278,000 square kilometres, 17,000 inch-km of pipeline and over 1,500 new CNG stations.

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