New Delhi : The Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Rameswar Teli in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today informed that State/UT-wise details of total new LPG connections, including LPG connections released under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) during 2020-21 and 2021-22 (April-October, 2021) are at Annexure-I
State/UT-wise details of Ujjwala beneficiaries taken refill since 1st April 2020 are at Annexure-II
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 refill of 14.2 kg and has increased to 4.39 refill during Financial Year 2020-21.
The Government has taken several steps to encourage better consumption of LPG by PMUY beneficiaries, which include deferment of loan recovery from subsidy amount, swap option from 14.2 kg to 5 Kg to reduce upfront cash outgo, option of 5 Kg Double Bottle Connection, conducting Pradhan Mantri LPG Panchayat to convince the beneficiaries to use LPG on sustained basis, mass awareness camps, upto 3 free refills to PMUY beneficiaries under Pradhan Mantri Gareeb Kalyan Package from April to December 2020 etc.
|STATE/UT||LPG Connections released during Financial Year 2020-21 and 2021-22 (April-October, 2021)|
|5||JAMMU & KASHMIR (INCLUDING LADAKH)||86,871|
|10||ANDAMAN & NICOBAR||8,953|
|24||DADRA & NAGAR HAVELI||8,884|
|State/UT||Number of PMUY Customers taken refill since 1st Apr’20 (As on 01.12.2021)|
|ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLANDS||12,523|
|DADRA AND NAGAR HAVELI & DAMAN AND DIU||15,146|
|JAMMU & KASHMIR||12,16,755|