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Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Shri K.D. Tripathi and the Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Shri Rohit Nandan signed an MoU on Skill Development between Ministry of Skill Development and Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, in presence of the Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas (Independent Charge), Shri Dharmendra Pradhan and the Minister of State for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (Independent Charge) and Parliamentary Affairs, Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy, in New Delhi on November 28, 2016.

Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Shri K.D. Tripathi and the Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Shri Rohit Nandan signed an MoU on Skill Development between Ministry of Skill Development and Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, in presence of the Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas (Independent Charge), Shri Dharmendra Pradhan and the Minister of State for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (Independent Charge) and Parliamentary Affairs, Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy, in New Delhi on November 28, 2016.

New Delhi, Nov 29  Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday inaugurated a workshop for creating an innovation ecosystem for start-ups in the oil and gas sector, said an official statement.

“The oil and gas public sector undertakings (PSUs) have allocated Rs 300 crore for Start Ups and their detailed action plans are in the advanced stages of preparation,” it said.

Many of the PSUs are looking to tie up with IITs and IIITs for incubation facilities and initial hand holding, it said.

‘Start-Up India’ initiative, launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, aims at fostering entrepreneurship and promoting innovation.

The Ministry is building pathways through policy and investment opportunities, Pradhan said.

He urged all the participating companies across the hydrocarbons value chain to work towards creation of a robust start-up ecosystem in oil and gas sector in India.