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Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana(PMUY)

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  • March 11, 2020
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Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana(PMUY)

Part of: GS Prelims – Government Schemes and GS-III- Economy

In News:

  • LPG scheme PM Ujjwala Yojana closed, but only 3 States have become kerosene-free
  • PMUY is a scheme of the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas for providing LPG connections to women from Below Poverty Line (BPL) households.
  • Under the scheme, an adult woman member of a below poverty line family identified through the Socio-Economic Caste Census (SECC) is given a deposit-free LPG connection with financial assistance of Rs 1,600 per connection by the Centre.
  • The Petroleum Ministry informed the Parliamentary committee on Petroleum that 
    • The government had met the target of eight crore LPG connections on September 7, 2019, 
    • The scheme was no longer running, and the present allocation ( ₹1,118 crore during 2020-21) was meant to meet the arrears in the reimbursement of expenditure
    • 97% LPG coverage nationwide– calculated by dividing the number of households — it stand at 2850.5 lakh as on February 1 this year — and the domestic LPG consumers, at 2772.2 lakh.
  • The committee, therefore, recommended that the scheme be extended to poor households in urban and semi-urban slum areas

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