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Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas

7.23 Crore Connections released under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana

Posted On: 24 JUN 2019 3:24PM by PIB Delhi

The Salient features of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana(PMUY) Scheme are as under :-

(i) LPG connection is released in the name of adult woman of the poor family, subject to the condition that no LPG connection exists in the name of any family member of the household and fulfilling other terms and conditions.

(ii) Initially, the beneficiaries under PMUY were identified either from SECC list or from seven other identified categories. Subsequently, Government has extended the benefit to all left out poor families under PMUY subject to fulfilment of terms & conditions.

(iii) Under the Scheme, cash assistance upto Rs 1600/- for providing new LPG connection is provided by the Central Government.

(iv) The beneficiary bears the cost of Hot Plate and purchase of first refill. The beneficiary has the option to take Hot Plate or purchase first refill or the both on loan basis from OMCs at zero interest and the same is recovered through subsidy.

Year-wise details of targets fixed and achieved during the last three years are as under:-

Financial Year

Target (in crore)

Connections released (in crore)

Fund Reimbursed (Rs in crore)

Remarks

2016-17

2.00

2.00

2,500

Allocated funds fully utilized

2017-18

2.00

1.56

2,251

2018-19

2.00

3.62

3,200

 

State-wise/UT-wise connections released are at Annexure.

 Connection under PMUY is released to all eligible poor families and the scheme is under implementation across all the States/UTs and Districts.

            OMCs have launched a website namely www.pmujjwalayojana.com, specially designated for PMUY Scheme, on which consumers can know about the Scheme, download form, know-how to apply for the connection, etc. A dedicated toll-free number 18002666696 has been set up to take enquiries, complaints and suggestions related to PMUY. Customer can also register their grievances online by visiting websites of OMCs, Public Grievance Portal of Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, Social Media platforms, Facebook, Tweeter, MoPNG e-Seva of the Ministry.

OMCs have reported 282 established cases of irregularities regarding distribution/delay in providing gas connections under PMUY. In all the established cases of irregularities by distributorships, action is taken against the concerned distributors as per Marketing Discipline Guidelines/Distributorship Agreement.

This information was given by the Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

   

                                          Annexure

State/UT-wise LPG connections released as on 19.06.2019 under PMUY

S.No

State/UT

Connections released

1

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

                                                                             7,856

2

Andhra Pradesh

                                                                       3,46,454

3

Arunachal Pradesh

                                                                           39,437

4

Assam

                                                                     28,66,597

5

Bihar

                                                                     79,29,510

6

Chandigarh

                                                                                   88

7

Chhattisgarh

                                                                     26,91,007

8

Dadra and Nagar Haveli

                                                                           14,157

9

Daman and Diu

                                                                                 423

10

Delhi

                                                                           73,808

11

Goa

                                                                             1,074

12

Gujarat

                                                                     25,46,866

13

Haryana

                                                                       6,84,155

14

Himachal Pradesh

                                                                       1,13,925

15

Jammu and Kashmir

                                                                     10,80,810

16

Jharkhand

                                                                     29,01,475

17

Karnataka

                                                                     28,34,163

18

Kerala

                                                                       2,12,381

19

Lakshadweep

                                                                                 287

20

Madhya Pradesh

                                                                     64,70,761

21

Maharashtra

                                                                     40,86,878

22

Manipur

                                                                       1,30,036

23

Meghalaya

                                                                       1,41,486

24

Mizoram

                                                                           25,962

25

Nagaland

                                                                           49,732

26

Odisha

                                                                     42,52,175

27

Puducherry

                                                                           13,400

28

Punjab

                                                                     12,10,146

29

Rajasthan

                                                                     57,59,887

30

Sikkim

                                                                             7,812

31

Tamil Nadu

                                                                     31,53,589

32

Telangana

                                                                       9,36,974

33

Tripura

                                                                       2,39,867

34

Uttar Pradesh

                                                                  130,81,084

35

Uttarakhand

                                                                       3,54,787

36

West Bengal

                                                                     80,66,899

 

Total

                                                                  723,25,948

***

YB



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