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Centre: Average consumption of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana beneficiaries increase

In the current Financial Year (April-October, 2021), 84% of PMUY beneficiaries, who had got LPG connections under PMUY-I, have come back for a refill.

December 06, 2021 4:23 IST | India Infoline News Service
The Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Rameswar Teli in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today informed that State/UT-wise details of total new LPG connections, including LPG connections released under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) during 2020-21 and 2021-22 (April-October, 2021).

In the current Financial Year (April-October, 2021), 84% of PMUY beneficiaries, who had got LPG connections under PMUY-I, have come back for a refill. The average consumption of PMUY beneficiaries during Financial Year 2019-20 was 3 refill of 14.2 kg and has increased to 4.39 refill during Financial Year 2020-21.

The Government has taken several steps to encourage better consumption of LPG by PMUY beneficiaries, which include deferment of loan recovery from subsidy amount, swap option from 14.2 kg to 5 Kg to reduce upfront cash outgo, option of 5 Kg Double Bottle Connection, conducting Pradhan Mantri LPG Panchayat to convince the beneficiaries to use LPG on a sustained basis, mass awareness camps, up to 3 free refills to PMUY beneficiaries under Pradhan Mantri Gareeb Kalyan Package from April to December 2020 etc.

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