Nagpur’s first CNG station to begin operations from Sept 8
Nagpur’s first CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) station is all set to become operational from September 8, 2019. The CNG station located at Automotive Square in the city is set by Rawmatt Industries Private Limited.
The CNG station at Automotive Square is the mother station, where LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) will be stored and converted to CNG and further supplied to nine more daughter stations, which will become operational soon in the city. Currently two daughter stations (one at Khapri depot and second one at Wadi depot) are getting ready and will be operational in 10-12 days. The station at Automotive Square will be able to supply 23,000 kgs of CNG in Nagpur. It also has an additional facility to provide 15,000 kgs of Bio CNG.
Speaking about the difficulties in bringing CNG to Nagpur, Vaddadi Subbarao (Director, Rawmatt Industries) told Nation Next, It was a great challenge to bring LNG by road tankers to Nagpur and then convert to CNG as there is no natural gas pipeline closer to Nagpur. In bigger cities like Delhi and Mumbai, there is a City Gas Distribution (CGD) network to distribute CNG to stations and households. Rawmatt has taken all care to ensure appropriate supply chain management and proper inventory systems to ensure regular supply of CNG to Nagpur.
Subbarao added, We bring in LNG from Dahej Terminal in Gujarat with the help of tankers. Transporting LNG as compared to CNG is easy and cost effective. After LNG arrives in Nagpur at our facility, we convert it into CNG with the help of vaporisation and further transport it to daughter stations by CNG cascades mounted on vehicles.
Interestingly, the arrival of CNG in Nagpur coincides with the vision of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, who has always been a well-known advocator of use of alternate fuel. It is keeping in mind the Union Minister’s vision that Rawmatt Industries has converted several buses owned by Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) from being run on diesel to being run on CNG.
Subbarao said, Buses operated by NMC have been in heavy losses for a few years now. In a conversation with Gadkariji, he shared his dream of converting NMC diesel run fleet to CNG to help cut down the pollution and provide economic and cost effective solutions. He further asked to immediately convert the buses to CNG to avoid the theft and losses of diesel. CNG is cheaper than diesel and also gives more mileage than diesel. On Gadkarijis request, we converted a diesel-run bus to a CNG-run bus. We then undertook the trial and the results were astonishing in terms of efficiency.
Gadkari inaugurated the bus converted by Rawmatt Industries in March 2019 thereby paving a way for NMC buses to be run on CNG. All diesel run buses owned by NMC will be gradually converted into CNG run buses.
Subbarao further said that Rawmatt Industries is in the process of converting diesel fleet to LNG directly, which will be more economical and cost effective compared to CNG. LNG is yet to take off in India due to non availability of infrastructure. Rawmatt has facility to dispense LNG also in Nagpur and is gearing up to meet future needs of LNG.
Nagpur doctor invited as key speaker at Joint American Homeopathic Conference 2023 in US
Homeopath from Nagpur Dr Kavita Chandak, who has two Golden Book Of World Records for treating kidney disorders and success in a case of Mucor mycosis in her name, has been invited as a keynote speaker at the Joint American Homeopathic Conference 2023 based on the theme, Homeopathy in 21st century at San Antonio in United States.
In society, we get to see many cases where child born with mental or physical defects such as congenital heart defects, mental retardation, Down’s syndrome, Cleft palate, ADHD, Autism etc. though born from healthy parents. What could be the reason behind it?
Could homeopathy offer something for it? Dr. Chandak will deliver a 90 minutes session on March 26 on ‘Advancing a Healthier Generation with Homeopathy: Preventative measures for healthy birth and treatment approaches for unimpaired growth.’
She will throw light on the pre-birth causes in mother disturbing the birth of healthy baby creating mental and physical defects as well the preventive measures for initiating the creation of strong generation with Homeopathy.
Dr Chandak is an international trainer and speaker who has specialised in autism, psychiatric and behavioural disorders, kidney diseases and cancer. She has authored eight books and 294 health articles. She will be a keynote speaker in upcoming international congresses of Russia, Romania, Greece and the World Congress of Homeopathy, Colombia.
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CAMIT Chief Dipen Agrawal nominated as member in CGSTGRC Nagpur zone
Dr Dipen Agrawal, President – Chamber of Associations of Maharashtra Industry & Trade (CAMIT) has been nominated as member in Central Goods & Service Tax Grievance Redressal Committee (CGST GRC) Nagpur Zone.
At the outset Dr Dipen Agrawal while thanking Ramchandra Sankhla Chief Commissioner CGST, Vijay Rishi Commissioner Nagpur – 1 and Shri Abhay Kumar Commissioner Nagpur – 2 for giving representation to CAMIT in the recently reconstituted GRC for Nagpur Zone, said, the GRC has enabled revenue officers to have first-hand feedback on various policy initiatives undertaken by government. It also helped in ironing out the difficulties faced by trade in implementing provisions of GST, and to make GST a Grievance-free System of Taxation.
Dr Dipen Agrawal has appealed to fellow traders to forward/share their issues on [email protected] so as to get them addressed in the GRC Meetings. Active and quality participation of trade and professional associations in the committee will achieve the goals of resolving all grievances and issues faced by the tax collectors i.e. traders.
GRC is a platform to voice their grievances including procedural difficulties and IT related issues pertaining to GST and redressal at local level added Dr Agrawal.
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NMC spends ₹20 crore on lighting trees for C20 in Nagpur
Ahead of the C20 meet, Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has spent a staggering ₹20 crore on the lighting of trees on both sides of the roads of airport road, Wardha Road, Walker’s Street, airport road to RBI Square to name a few.
Also, over one lakh nails were hammered on 3000 trees for the installation of lights leaving several activists and residents irked. The C20 meet is scheduled for March 20 and 21 where hundreds of participants from 20 countries would be arriving in the city for a summit.
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