Release of more than one crore connections under PMUY

Sarkaritel
By Sarkaritel November 10, 2016 10:25

Release of more than one crore connections under PMUY


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Minister for State (I/C) for Petroleum & Natural Gas held a press conference  on the occasion of more than 1 Cr. connections released under the ambitious scheme of Prime Minister, Narendra  Modi to provide  deposit free LPG connections in the name of women of BPL families  in the country under “Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana”.

It was informed by the Minister that in a short span of 6 months of implementation of the scheme, 638 districts of 35 States/UTs are covered under the scheme and more than 1.81 Cr. applications are received. Out of which 1.5 crore applications have been cleared  and 1.01 crore connections are already given to the beneficiaries.   Top 5 States which have accounted for maximum number of connections released under the scheme included Uttar Pradesh (34.55 lakh),  Madhya Pradesh(13.32 lakh), Rajasthan (12.94 lakh), Bihar (10.34 lakh) and West Bengal (7.66 lakh).  Further, the districts of Sitapur (1.29 lakh), Allahabad (1.26 lakh), Kushinagar (1.16 lakh), Unnao (87,752) and Gonda (84,173) topped the list of districts with highest number of connections released.

On an average 22 – 25 lakh new connections are released every month across the country under PMUY.  Further analysis of the refill purchase status of the beneficiaries revealed that more than 80% of the beneficiaries have purchased their refills.  The major beneficiaries of this scheme are from weaker sections of the society i.e. SC/ST who accounted for 44% of the connections released.

Hon’ble Minister also informed that a massive safety awareness campaign will be carried out over a period of 4 months starting from November to educate all LPG consumers on importance of safety following norms.

Sarkaritel
By Sarkaritel November 10, 2016 10:25

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