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Government of India
Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas
16 DEC 2021 4:30PM by PIB Delhi
LPG Connections under PMUY

The Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Shri Rameswar Teli in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today informed that as on 01.12.2021, there are 30.21 crore LPG consumers including 8.8 crore LPG connections released under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) (PMUY Phase-I and Ujjwala 2.0). As on 01.12.2021, 35.1 % PMUY beneficiaries are from SC/ST categories. Year/District-wise details of LPG connections released under PMUY are at Annexure.

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

World Health Organisation in its Press Release of 2 May 2018 had mentioned that “the Countries are taking measures to tackle and reduce air pollution from particulate matter. For example, in just two years, India’s Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana Scheme has provided some 37 million women living below the poverty line with free LPG connections to support them to switch to clean household energy use.”

 

Annexure

“LPG Connections under PMUY”

District

 2016-17

 2017-18

2018-19

 2019-20

 2021-22

(April to Nov., 2021)

Alipurduar

1,08,760

38,827

1,26,543

6,627

11,812

Bankura

73,510

1,72,709

1,37,344

45,069

1,58,077

Birbhum

1,63,019

2,13,644

1,94,998

21,645

1,07,710

Dakshin Dinajpur

50,141

75,213

94,746

34,480

56,583

Darjeeling

38,759

22,821

38,371

4,922

11,340

Howrah

65,838

51,637

47,685

19,155

26,706

Hugli

1,04,472

1,26,015

1,39,509

31,970

61,564

Jalpaiguri

68,583

77,721

1,00,117

15,780

25,120

Jhargram

36,784

71,779

44,306

10,333

41,068

Kalimpong

1,589

467

5,026

126

262

Cooch Behar

1,96,002

1,09,833

1,05,466

34,586

45,605

Kolkata

8,084

3,911

234

9,027

10,070

Maldah

89,633

1,09,007

2,43,820

55,360

1,27,520

Murshidabad

1,87,484

2,89,185

3,45,821

87,883

2,05,132

Nadia

1,78,052

1,48,214

1,41,108

43,577

1,09,596

North twenty-four

Parganas

1,91,521

1,50,218

1,75,814

79,970

1,38,584

Paschim Bardhaman

23,606

37,169

68,961

16,729

21,713

Paschim Medinipur

1,75,249

1,41,214

2,23,098

23,234

76,564

PurbaBardhaman

1,37,827

1,67,145

1,96,771

23,407

1,13,902

PurboMedinipur

2,07,610

96,222

1,38,482

65,248

1,18,364

Puruliya

44,782

68,343

1,03,273

38,962

1,30,822

South  twenty four

Parganas

2,54,141

2,34,471

2,19,700

78,149

1,60,539

Uttar Dinajpur

1,15,033

1,30,541

1,14,341

48,137

60,773

TOTAL

25,20,479

25,36,306

30,05,534

7,94,376

18,19,426

 

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