National Gas Hydrate plan
A National Gas Hydrate programme for ensuring timely progress of work in the sector has been recommended by the Standing Committee on Petroleum & Chemicals. Appropriate funds should also be allocated for research and development work for finding out gas hydrates below sea level. This recommendation follows the finding indicating presence of large amount of gas hydrates deposits with free gas accumulation below the Andaman Hydrate Offshore region, by the Directorate-General of Hydrocarbons. Currently, the resource estimation for deciding the location for drilling of gas hydrates is being considered.