<b>XIII LOK SABHA DEBATES, <i> Session II (Winter Session) </i> </b>
XIII LOK SABHA DEBATES, Session II (Winter Session) Wednesday, December 8, 1999/Agrahayana 17, 1921 (Saka )

Type of Debate: MATTERS UNDER RULE- 377
Title: Need to resume drilling activities by ONGC at Bengal basin.

DR. NITISH SENGUPTA (CONTAI): The ONGC has, all of a sudden, stopped drilling activities in the Bengal basin. This is not only unfortunate at a time when we are importing 70 per cent of our crude requirements, but is also causing anxiety among the employees involved about their job security.

Considering the huge potential of reserves in Bengal, drilling operation should not be discontinued.