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LPG coverage has increased to 90 per cent of country: Pradhan

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on February 05, 2019 Published on February 05, 2019

Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan said that the Centre is confident about meeting their target of disbursing eight crore PMUY LPG connections

The coverage of cooking gas in the country has increased to nearly 90 per cent in the last five years according to Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan.

Speaking at the Asia LPG Summit 2019, Pradhan said, “In January 2019, LPG connections under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojna have crossed the six crore mark. The coverage of LPG in the country has now reached to 90 per cent rising from about 55 per cent in 2014.”

“We are confident to meet our target of disbursing eight crore PMUY connections,” he added.

 

Commenting on the import of LPG to meet the growing requirement, Pradhan said, “The country’s LPG imports have registered remarkable trend in the last five years, growing at a healthy CAGR of 12.5 percent, surpassing import volumes of Japan in financial year 2017. With estimated imports of above 12 million metric tonnes in financial year 2018-19, India stands as world’s second largest importer of LPG after China.”

Published on February 05, 2019
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