"I suggest you to work hard to expedite projects to increase the production and new explorations of oil and gas to meet the energy demands of the country," he told the heads of three public sector oil companies at a programme here.
The Chairman and Managing Directors of ONGC, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited and Gas Authority of India Limited, gave presentations, explaining to the Vice-President the ongoing projects in different parts of the country, with special focus on Andhra Pradesh.
"Andhra Pradesh is a progressive stateand you should sort out the issues, if any, and get the projects going," he said adding import dependence for oil and gasshould be reduced substantially.
Naidu said he was given to understand that projects entailing investment of more than Rs 1,10,000 crore were currently in progress, or to be taken up shortly, in the state.
HPCL Chairman and Managing Director M K Surana said the company was investing roughly Rs 31,000 crore in projects in Andhra Pradesh.
CMDs of GAIL and ONGC explained about the projects undertaken by the companies in the state.
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