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ONGC - The Untold Story

Raj Kanwar

Publisher: Bloomsbury India

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ONGC: The Untold Story is essentially a narrative of its early days, how, when and where it was born, what were its labour pains, what was it like in its infancy, and finally how did it overcome its teething troubles and growing pains. Who were those early stalwarts who built ONGC brick-by-brick and who were the young pioneers who later became the nucleus of what was to grow into the largest crude oil and natural gas company in the country. Who were those ordinary young gents who overnight became extraordinary men demonstrating astonishing skills and undaunted courage in traversing through sandy deserts, swamp and marsh lands and dense jungles in search for hydrocarbon deposits?  
 
Who was the patron saint and who was the founding father of  India's only public sector company to feature in Fortune's 'Most Admired Energy Companies' list? How did they overcome the determined opposition mounted by the vested western oil cartels who did not want India to have a national petroleum industry? The typically obstructive Indian 'babu' too supported these western oil cartels. Raj Kanwar deftly reveals these stories and much more. If you're looking for answers to the oft-asked question, 'Why Dehra Dun was chosen as the headquarters of India's first exploration and production oil company in the public sector,' this is the book for you.

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