Shri Dharmendra Pradhan hands over 7 Croreth LPG connection under PMUY
Milestone reached in just 34 months
Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Sh. Dharmendra Pradhan today handed over the Seven Croreth LPG connection under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY). Under the scheme, deposit free LPG connection is provided to a poor household and the connection is released in the name of an adult woman. The scheme was launched on 1st May, 2016 by Hon’ble Prime Minister with an initial target of five crores, which was later revised upward to eight crores connections.
The Seven Croreth connection has been released within just 34 months of the scheme’s launch, which is a spectacular achievement for the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. Nearly 69,000 connections are being released per day. There has been huge jump in the LPG coverage in the country, having gone up from 55% in 2014 to 93%. 42% of the total beneficiaries belong to SC/ST. As per the recent data, 82% PMUY beneficiaries are going for refilling their cylinder and average refilling is about 6.5 cylinders per beneficiary.
*The various milestones in the journey to 7 croreth connection are as follows:
Launch of PMUY* 1.5.16
1 crore connections 8.11.16
2 Crore connections 31.3.17
3 Crore connections 12.10.17
4 Crore connections 25.5.18
5 Crore connections 3.8.18
6 Crore connections 2.1.19
7 Crore connections 8.3.19