Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana

Posted On: 08 JUL 2019 4:08PM by PIB Delhi

Under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY), deposit free LPG connection is provided in the name of an adult woman member of a poor family and the beneficiary has an option to avail connection with 14.2 kg or 5 kg cylinder. The existing beneficiary with 14.2 kg LPG cylinder has an option to swap with 5 kg cylinder also.

As on 01.07.2019, more than 10.27 crore prospective consumers filled their Know Your Customer (KYC) forms under PMUY, out of which more than 7.30 crore connections have been released. KYC is rejected mainly due to submission of incomplete information, not being eligible under PMUY, having another connection in the name of other family member etc. Details of State/UT-wise LPG connections released under PMUY as on 01.07.2019 are at Annexure-I

 As on 27.06.2019, more than one crore LPG consumers have given up their subsidy under “GiveItUp” campaign. State/UT-wise details are at Annexure-II. Estimated savings due to ‘GiveItUp’ campaign during Financial Year 2018-19 is ₹ 2,930 crore.

   Government has introduced well targeted system of subsidy delivery to LPG consumers through PAHAL. This initiative of the Government was aimed at rationalizing subsidies based on approach to cut subsidy leakages, but not subsidy per se. Applicable subsidy is directly transferred into the bank account of the beneficiaries. PAHAL has helped in identifying ‘ghost’ accounts, multiple accounts and inactive accounts. This has helped in curbing diversion of subsidised LPG to commercial purposes.

The Government has decided to rationalize the subsidy outgo by excluding such LPG consumers from the purview of subsidy, whose or whose spouse have taxable income of ₹ 10 lakh and above during the previous financial year computed as per the Income Tax Act, 1961 w.e.f. 1.1.2016.LPG consumers were also encouraged to voluntarily give-up their LPG subsidy.

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

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YKB/SK

   

Annexure-I

 

S.No

State/UT

 

Total

1

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

                                               7,890

2

Andhra Pradesh

                                          3,51,334

3

Arunachal Pradesh

                                             39,853

4

Assam

                                        28,93,408

5

Bihar

                                        79,71,121

6

Chandigarh

                                                    88

7

Chhattisgarh

                                        26,91,352

8

Dadra and Nagar Haveli

                                             14,233

9

Daman and Diu

                                                  425

10

Delhi

                                             74,141

11

Goa

                                               1,074

12

Gujarat

                                        25,88,051

13

Haryana

                                          6,90,199

14

Himachal Pradesh

                                          1,15,123

15

Jammu and Kashmir

                                        10,99,650

16

Jharkhand

                                        29,26,779

17

Karnataka

                                        28,61,261

18

Kerala

                                          2,18,733

19

Lakshadweep

                                                  290

20

Madhya Pradesh

                                        65,20,004

21

Maharashtra

                                        41,15,623

22

Manipur

                                          1,34,256

23

Meghalaya

                                          1,43,023

24

Mizoram

                                             26,427

25

Nagaland

                                             49,934

26

Odisha

                                        42,90,959

27

Puducherry

                                             13,434

28

Punjab

                                        12,10,684

29

Rajasthan

                                        58,55,194

30

Sikkim

                                               7,906

31

Tamil Nadu

                                        31,60,553

32

Telangana

                                          9,61,594

33

Tripura

                                          2,42,420

34

Uttar Pradesh

                                      132,66,314

35

Uttarakhand

                                          3,60,957

36

West Bengal

                                        81,08,806

 

Total

                                      730,13,093

 

   

Annexure-II

 

S.No.

State/UT

Opt out consumers

1

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

                                              2,851

2

Andhra pradesh

                                         2,35,231

3

Arunachal Pradesh

                                            23,369

4

Assam

                                         1,87,742

5

Bihar

                                         4,18,691

6

Chandigarh

                                            19,914

7

Chhattisgarh

                                         1,35,112

8

Daman and Diu

                                              3,189

9

Delhi

                                         8,26,939

10

Dadra and Nagar Haveli

                                              7,441

11

Goa

                                            43,103

12

Gujarat

                                         4,51,856

13

Himachal Pradesh

                                            70,412

14

Haryana

                                         3,42,311

15

Jharkhand

                                            97,796

16

Jammu and Kashmir

                                         1,50,711

17

Kerala

                                         3,02,013

18

Karnataka

                                         7,36,081

19

Lakshadweep

                                                 143

20

Manipur

                                            47,098

21

Meghalaya

                                              7,658

22

Maharashtra

                                        16,50,164

23

Mizoram

                                            43,985

24

Madhya Pradesh

                                         4,39,789

25

Nagaland

                                            31,583

26

Odisha

                                         1,57,974

27

Puducherry

                                            16,663

28

Punjab

                                         4,12,072

29

Rajasthan

                                         6,38,004

30

Sikkim

                                              7,793

31

Telangana

                                         3,86,279

32

Tamil Nadu

                                         6,53,725

33

Tripura

                                            18,753

34

Uttar Pradesh

                                        12,60,599

35

Uttarakhand

                                         1,48,432

36

West Bengal

                                         3,47,209

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