Creating ujala by lightening ‘chulas’; VP Naidu hands over 6th crore gas connections under Ujjwala Yojana
Source :NewsBharati Date :03-Jan-2019
New Delhi, January 3: Enabling the best of the services to all the people, the Modi government left no stones unturned. Creating a history by illuminating houses the next agenda to achieve its desired target is the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana where the government has successfully accomplished its mission with Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu handing over the 6th crore gas connection under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) on Wednesday.
Terming it as 'momentous occassion’, Vice Prez Naidu said that the country celebrates clean cooking fuel reaching six crore homes. The function was organised by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas as many beneficiaries of Ujjwala Yojana were handed over the gas connections.
The scheme was launched in the year 2016 with the target to reach 5 crore connection by March 2019 but amazingly the target has been reached much before it's time.
The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas mentioned that the industry had crossed 5 crore mark during August 2018 which was almost 8 months ahead of its schedule.
From its commencement till January 1, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) released more than 1.6 crore LPG connections and Industry released more than 6 crore LPG connections on all India basis under the scheme. Further, national LPG coverage which was less than 62% in 2016 has improved to 89.5% as on December 1, 2018.
In the national capital, Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) released 21,533, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited released 16,506 which amounts to a total of 63, 928 number of beneficiaries have been provided with LPG connection under the scheme till January 1 this year.
Almost 90.7 % of PMUY beneficiaries in the state have a comeback for a refill of LPG cylinder after the connection released and the average per capita consumption is 120.7.