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The 2.5 Croreth LPG Connection under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) was given out to Smt. Gouri Sarkar of Raghunathgunj by President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee in the presence of Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan and Sh. Abhijit Mukherjee, Member of Parliament in a function held today at Jangipur, West Bengal. This marked the completion of release of 2.5 crore LPG connections to women beneficiaries from below poverty line (BPL) households across the country under the PMUY.

While distributing PMUY connections to 11 beneficiaries, President expressed his happiness to note that the PMUY has crossed the 2.5 Cr connections within a span of 14 months.

PMUY was launched by Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi on 1st May 2016 at Ballia, Uttar Pradesh, which is changing lives of the women in the country especially of those belonging to the under-privileged section of the society.

On the occasion, Shri. Dharmendra Pradhan thanked Hon’be President for taking his time out to present the 2.5th crore LPG connection under PMUY scheme. He said that after the launch of PMUY scheme by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India on 1st May 2016 at Ballia Uttar Pradesh, more than 2.49 crore connections have been released till date. Out of which largest no of connections (55 lakh) have been released in UP.

He pointed out that 2nd largest number of LPG connections have been released in the state of West Bengal. He added that to expand the reach of LPG in West Bengal, more than 600 distributorships will be commissioned in the state out of which more than 50 distributorships will be commissioned in Murshidabad district.