2016-07-28

Free gas connections under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana : Unstarred Question in Rajya Sabha

Free gas connections under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana

(a) the number of families who have been provided free gas connections so far, under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana throughout the country;
(b) the number of BPL families in Jodhpur district in Rajasthan, who have benefited from this scheme, the details thereof; and
(c) whether it is a fact that the targets set under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana have been achieved, if so, the plan to meet those and by when the targets set would be achieved?

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF  PETROLEUM AND NATURAL GAS
RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-1149                ANSWERED ON-27.07.2016

Free gas connections under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana

Shri Narayan Lal Panchariya

(a) the number of families who have been provided free gas connections so far, under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana throughout the country;
(b) the number of BPL families in Jodhpur district in Rajasthan, who have benefited from this scheme, the details thereof; and
(c) whether it is a fact that the targets set under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana have been achieved, if so, the plan to meet those and by when the targets set would be achieved?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE) IN THE MINISTRY OF PETROLEUM & NATURAL GAS (SHRI DHARMENDRA PRADHAN)
(a) to (c) As on 22.07.2016, 18.34 lakh new LPG connections have been released under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) across the country. Out of these 13,227 LPG connections have been released in Jodhpur District in the State of Rajasthan.

The Government has announced a target of 5 crore LPG connections to women belonging to the Below Poverty Line (BPL) families over a period of 3 years starting from Financial Year 2016-17 under PMUY. Target for Financial Year 2016-17 is 1.5 crore and, so far, nearly 12 % of the target has been achieved.

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Source : Rajyasabha

http://164.100.47.234/question/annex/240/Au1149.docx

http://164.100.47.234/question/qhindi/240/Au1149.docx

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