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Despite the prevailing COVID19 environment, the employees of ONGC, Assam Asset continue to work in the oil and gas fields 24×7.

ONGC said it is committed to producing oil and gas to meet the energy requirement of the nation in general and Assam in particular.

“ONGC is taking all measures to ensure safety of oil and gas wells and associated pipelines,” said ONGC.

“This will also ensure the safety of the people of Assam living in the vicinity of operational oil and gas fields.”

“Production of oil and gas falls under essential services and very much necessary to ensure availability of petrol, diesel, cooking gas and other allied products, which are everyday requirement of the nation and every citizen,” the ONGC said in a press statement.

As a preventive measure and as per the guidelines of Government of India, to safeguard citizens against the spread of COVID19, the ONGC has already stopped the inward movement of its employees to Assam with effect from March 23, 2020.

ONGC acknowledges the unstinted support of the district administrations and the people of Sivasagar and Charaideo districts in carrying out its operations smoothly in difficult times.

“ONGC looks forward for the support of local population in future too,” it added.

Avik Chakraborty

Avik Chakraborty is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dibrugarh. He can be reached at: