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5.84 crore Connections Provided Under PMUY

Newdelhi:12/12/18:As on 10.12.2018, Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) have released more than 5.84 crore LPG connections under Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojana (PMUY) since inception of the Scheme. Under the PMUY Scheme a deposit free LPG connection is provided to the woman member of a BPL family with cash assistance up to₹ 1600 per connection. Till date, the Government has released ₹ 7680 crore to OMCs in lieu of release of LPG connections under PMUY.

Details of average subsidy per cylinder on domestic LPG during the year 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19 (up to 1st half) are as under –


Particulars 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 (up to 1st half)
Average Subsidy     (₹ per cylinder) ₹ 108.78 ₹ 173.41 ₹  219.12


The following steps have been taken by OMCs to encourage the LPG usage among the PMUY beneficiaries –


(i)         OMCs conduct Pradhan Mantri LPG Panchayat.

(ii)        OMCs have deferred the recovery of subsidy amount from beneficiaries.

(iii)      PMUY beneficiaries have been offered swap facility i.e.  to avail small package 5 kg refill against 14.2 kg refill as per their requirement.

(iv)       Use of print and electronic media for enhancing awareness among PMUY customers.


This information was given by Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha today.

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