Economy

6.8 crore beneficiaries get free LPG cylinders during lockdown

. Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on May 21, 2020

LPG gas cylinders   -  THE HINDU

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) beneficiaries have got 6.8-crore free cylinders during the lockdown months, according to the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.

An official statement said this is part of the economic response to Covid-19 launched through the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package. Under the scheme, the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas is providing free of cost LPG cylinders to over 8 crore PMUY beneficiaries for 3 months from April 1.

The beneficiaries were given funds in advance through the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) in their accounts, so that there was no difficulty in availing the facility, the statement added.

Published on May 21, 2020

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