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7.23 Crore Connections released under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana 

The Salient features of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala YojanaScheme 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

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