Economy

President of India presents 2.5 croreth Ujjwala connection

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on January 11, 2018 Published on July 15, 2017

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Total number of active LPG consumers in India reaches 20.7 crore

President Pranab Mukherjee presented the 2.5 croreth Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) connection at Raghunathgunj, Murshidabad in West Bengal on Saturday.

The PMUY scheme distributes LPG connections to women beneficiaries from below poverty line (BPL) households across the country.

An official statement said that public sector oil marketing companies have given 3.25 crore new connections across the country in the financial year 2016-2017. This is the highest-ever LPG connection released in any given year, the statement added.

The government also said that the total number of active LPG consumers in the country has reached 20.7 crore.

LPG demand in the country has registered a growth rate of more than 33 per cent during the last three years. More than 5,000 new distributors have been added in the last three years which have come up primarily in rural areas to cater to the enhanced LPG demand generated by PMUY.

Published on July 15, 2017

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