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Dharmendra Pradhan participated in the G20 Extraordinary Energy Ministers' virtual Meeting
Dharmendra Pradhan participated in the G20 Extraordinary Energy Ministers' virtual Meeting

The G20 Energy Ministers' focused on ways and means to ensure stable energy markets, which are affected due to demand reduction in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing surplus production-related matters.

11 April 2020 Current Affairs:Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Steel, participated in the G20 Extraordinary Energy Ministers' virtual Meeting on 10 April 2020. The meeting was hosted by Saudi Arabia, it is the President of G20 countries. 

Participants:
The meeting was chaired by Saudi Arabia Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz. The meeting was attended by Energy Ministers of G20 countries, guest countries and heads of international organizations including Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), International Energy Agency (IEA) and International Energy Forum (IEF).

Meeting Highlights:
The G20 Energy Ministers' focused on ways and means to ensure stable energy markets, which are affected due to demand reduction in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing surplus production-related matters.
Dharmendra Pradhan highlighted PM's Ujjwala scheme, to provide 80.3 million poor families free LPG cylinders, as part of a 23 billion dollars relief package. He also highlighted the Government of India’s efforts to fill in our Strategic Petroleum Reserves.
The G20 Energy Ministers' meeting is to adopt a Joint Statement, which inter alia, proposes to establish a Task Force to advise the G20 Energy Ministers on the next steps, and agreed to remain engaged in the future.