Arunachal Pradesh government has granted licenses to Oil India (OIL) for exploration of petroleum resources in seven new blocks in the state. The exploration license is for the extended area of the Jairampur block in Changlang district. It also covers blocks spread across Changlang, Tirap, Lohit, East and West Siang and Lower Dibang Valley districts. Exploration in each block will be conducted in two phases.
The total exploration period is for eight years and each phase is of about three years with a provision for additional one year extension.