The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas published a new uniform draft policy for oil-gas exploration in the country, which would replace NELP, CBM policy etc. and also encompass exploring for shale. It had sought feedback on the policy by 15th Oct 2013. Though Prayas (Energy Group) came across it fairly late, it felt it was important to comment on such an important policy that could have serious repercussions. Accordingly, it submitted its comments on the draft policy to the ministry.