3 Crore New LPG Connections Likely – Oil Ministry

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  • Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry has sought Union Cabinet’s approval to issue new LPG Connections under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) to the Below Poverty Line (BPL) Women.
  • In the first year of the introduction of PMUY, the ministry has successfully issued 2.2 Crores of new connections.
  • Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry has expected that further funds of Rs.4800 Crores shall be sanctioned in addition to Rs.8000 Crores already budgeted.
  • Under PMUY, ministry has a plan to issue 5 Crore LPG connections to BPL women beneficiaries up to May, 2019.
  • If one family consumes 100 Kg LPG in a month, there will be an additional requirement of 3 million tons of LPG.
  • As per the ministry sources, 35000 to 40000 connections are being issued every day to the BPL women beneficiaries.

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