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.