Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas

Refill Demand under PMUY

Posted On: 14 SEP 2020 2:18PM by PIB Delhi

Under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana(PMUY), a target to provide 8 crore new LPG connections was fixed and has been achieved in September, 2019. Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) have issued 1306.87 lakh LPG refills to PMUY beneficiaries under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package(PMGKP) till August, 2020. State/UT-wise details of LPG refill delivered under PMGKP are at annexure.

OMCs have transferred an amount of Rs. 9670.41 crore to PMUY beneficiaries under PMGKP for buying LPG refills.

Average refill consumption of PMUY beneficiaries for the year 2019-20 was 3.01 cylinder of 14.2 kg. Adoption and use of LPG on sustained basis by a beneficiary of PMUY beneficiary household depends on several factors which include food habits, size of household, cooking habits, price of LPG, easy availability of free firewood and cow dung etc.

OMCs have reported that the executives of OMCs are not forcing the distributors to deliver the refill without the requirement of customer or low demand from them.

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

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Annexure

Annexure referred in part (a) of Unstarred Lok Sabha Parliament Question No. 89 to be answered on 14.09.2020 asked by Shri M.K. Raghavan regarding “Low Refill Demand under PMUY”.

State

Refill delivered against (April-August”20)

Chhattisgarh

31,71,197

Meghalaya

1,47,750

Assam

42,61,952

Tripura

3,79,414

Nagaland

75,654

Arunachal Pradesh

65,998

Madhya Pradesh

98,07,942

Lakshadweep

460

Jharkhand

47,15,844

Dadra and N. haveli, daman Diu

22,600

Ladakh

17,039

Gujarat

44,31,673

Manipur

2,51,990

Jammu and Kashmir

18,36,761

Rajasthan

1,01,62,602

Odisha

77,26,387

Andaman and Nicobar islands

20,769

Kerala

4,78,410

Mizoram

51,690

Bihar

1,44,39,342

Tamil Nadu

58,28,658

Telangana

17,65,085

Goa

2,024

Karnataka

54,48,255

Uttar Pradesh

2,58,12,057

Uttarakhand

7,29,948

West Bengal

1,65,21,610

Maharashtra

73,24,831

Andhra Pradesh

7,33,230

Himachal Pradesh

2,85,947

Puducherry

30,613

Haryana

14,90,015

Sikkim

21,055

Punjab

24,33,890

Delhi

1,94,869

Chandigarh

246

TOTAL

13,06,87,807

 

 



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