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Government of India
Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas
29-June-2016 14:26 IST
Appeal to PMUY beneficiaries not to be influenced by unscrupulous agencies in getting LPG connections

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) is aimed at providing LPG connections to poor families, as part of ensuring smokeless kitchens. Under this scheme, LPG connections are provided to women of poor families, without applicable deposit, and with an especially priced Low-Cost Stove. The beneficiaries also have an option of availing interest free loan for purchase of Stove and cost of first refill. Beneficiaries under this scheme are identified based on SECC data, as per 2011 census.

LPG connections under PMUY are released only by Authorized LPG Distributors of Government Oil Marketing Companies, under the supervision of Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas (MoP&NG). It has come to notice that in certain areas, some unscrupulous people posing as Government appointed NGOs are trying to contact beneficiaries for facilitating release of LPG connections under PMUY, and are charging money. A few people associated with one such fraud agency operating in Bareilly area (UP) have been arrested by the local Police. It is brought to the notice of all concerned that Government of India through MoP&NG has not appointed any NGO or any other agency for releasing LPG connections under PMUY. Any such NGO/Agency, if operating in any area, is totally illegal and information on same should be provided to Police and other local authorities.

MoP&NG through network of OMC appointed LPG distributors is facilitating release of LPG connections to PMUY beneficiaries. All prospective beneficiaries should only approach LPG distributors of Government Oil Marketing Companies like Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited and Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited. In case of any doubt/ clarification, beneficiaries can get in touch with local officers of these Oil Marketing Companies. For the benefit of PMUY beneficiaries, an exclusive toll Free Helpline number (18002666696) has also been provided in multiple languages.

All beneficiaries under PMUY are cautioned that they should not get influenced by any such unscrupulous agency and contact only the authorized distributors/ representatives of Government Oil Marketing Companies.

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