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            open Access Portal launched for
            common carrier bookings...

         interest for access is a reflection of the Company's
         proactive strategy in a changing environment of gas
         business. Experience gained from trading capacity online
         could contribute to fine tuning requisite strategy and
         skills for a hub based gas trading market that India is
         striving to construct. GAIL is significant contributor to
         this endeavour of Government of India.
                                                              Natural Gas, State Governments, regulatory and
         The Company is on the cusp of expanding wings based
         on the solid foundation that it has created over the   statutory authorities for constantly supporting and
         years in India and overseas markets, formulating a new   facilitating the Company in all its endeavours.
         strategic course for pursuing future opportunities based   He conveyed his appreciation to the dedicated efforts
         on new technologies and value added specialities even   of the employees of the Company in shaping GAIL's
         as it endeavour to strengthen core investments and assets   present and propels it achieving newer milestones in an
         in the midstream infrastructure and natural gas value   evolving future.
                                                              He also expressed gratitude to the valued customers,
         Sustainable Social Care & Warmth                     business associates and all the stakeholders for sharing a
         GAIL has on a sustained basis contributed to touch over   profound relationship with the Company and constantly
         million and a half marginalized lives and mainstreamed   supporting and strengthening the developmental efforts
         their aspirations for embarking on a life transforming   of the GAIL.
         journey based on skills, confidence and a sparkle of   In this incredible journey of Maharatna Company,
         self-respect. The Company's modest involvement in    while endeavouring constantly to enhance returns
         grass-root driven programmes from empowering the     on the investments; it has been equally an endearing
         underpriviledged has been recognized and awarded for   and enriching expedition over the years. He recorded
         excellence in CSR practices under 'Hindustan SU Award   his sincere acknowledgement and gratefulness to the
         2018'.                                               shareholders on behalf of the Board for strong and
         The Company as a responsible citizen has worked on   reasoned belief in the Company. GAIL is charting a new
         digital platforms towards sensitizing various communities   journey and looks forward to the continued support in
         and youth in particular on solutions for clean air while   this endeavour.
         advocating adoption of natural gas based technologies as
         a significant contributor for improving urban air quality
         index. The 'Hawa Badlo' campaign has been running
         successfully and has an unexpected and overwhelming
         outreach of over 50 million people. Tripathi sincerely
         acknowledged the strength provided by the expanding
         scale of stakeholders associated in our mission for
         greening India through natural gas as the choicest fuel.

         On behalf of the Board of GAIL, Tripathi conveyed
         his deepest gratitude to the Central Government
         departments especially to Ministry of Petroleum &

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