2018-12-17

PMUY : Unstarred Question in Loksabha

PMUY

(a) whether the Government is ensuring smoke free lives for every Indian family through Prime Minister Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) and if so, the number of gas connections provided so far in each State under the PMUY which aims to safeguard the health of women and children, State/UT-wise;
(b) whether PMUY is proving to be unsuccessful in most of the States as most people could not refill the gas cylinders after they were empty because they could not arrange for the amount required for refilling a cylinder;
(c) if so, the details thereof along with subsidy provided to consumers under PMUY for regular consumption and the response of the Government to provide subsequent refilling of cylinders;
(d) whether the PMUY is fairing badly in most of the States due to the high cost of gas and the requirement of rustic/ rural people being much lesser than the 14.2 kg cylinders;
(e) if so, the details thereof along with price of subsidised and non-subsidised cylinders since inception of PMUY and the response/action taken by the Government to reduce price of domestic gas; and
(f) the corrective steps taken by the Government in this regard?

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF PETROLEUM AND NATURAL GAS

LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 1122                                  ANSWERED ON: 17.12.2018

PMUY

DHARMENDRA YADAV
Shrirang Appa Barne
N.K. PREMACHANDRAN
SHIVAJI ADHALRAO PATIL
ANANDRAO ADSUL
PRITAM GOPINATH MUNDE

Will the Minister of PETROLEUM AND NATURAL GAS be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the Government is ensuring smoke free lives for every Indian family through Prime Minister Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) and if so, the number of gas connections provided so far in each State under the PMUY which aims to safeguard the health of women and children, State/UT-wise;
(b) whether PMUY is proving to be unsuccessful in most of the States as most people could not refill the gas cylinders after they were empty because they could not arrange for the amount required for refilling a cylinder;
(c) if so, the details thereof along with subsidy provided to consumers under PMUY for regular consumption and the response of the Government to provide subsequent refilling of cylinders;
(d) whether the PMUY is fairing badly in most of the States due to the high cost of gas and the requirement of rustic/ rural people being much lesser than the 14.2 kg cylinders;
(e) if so, the details thereof along with price of subsidised and non-subsidised cylinders since inception of PMUY and the response/action taken by the Government to reduce price of domestic gas; and
(f) the corrective steps taken by the Government in this regard?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF PETROLEUM AND NATURAL GAS (SHRI DHARMENDRA PRADHAN)
(a) As on 13.12.2018, Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) have released more than 5.85 crore LPG connections under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY). State/UT-wise details of number of LPG connections released under PMUY are at Annexure.
(b) & (c) PMUY beneficiaries are entitled to get subsidy under PAHAL Scheme. Applicable subsidy is transferred directly to the bank account of beneficiary upon purchase of refill at non-subsidised price. OMCs have reported that PMUY beneficiaries have purchased 22,91,66,657 refills as of 30.11.2018. Details of average subsidy per cylinder on domestic LPG during the year 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19 (up to 1st half) are as under –
Particulars
2016-17
2017-18
2018-19 (up to 1st half)
Average Subsidy (? per cylinder)
? 108.78
? 173.41
? 219.12
(d) to (f) Details of subsidised and non-subsidised Retail Selling Price(RSP) of 14.2 kg LPG cylinder at Delhi during the year 2016-18 and 2018-19 (up to 1st half) are as under –
Year
Subsidised RSP at Delhi
Non-subsidised RSP at Delhi
2016-17
? 419.13 - ? 434.93
? 466.50 - ? 737.50
2017-18
? 440.90 - ? 495.69
? 524.00 - ? 747.00
2018-19 (up to 1st half)
? 491.21 - ? 499.51
? 650.50 - ? 820.00

Source: Loksabha

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