2019-07-09

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana

Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana

Posted On: 08 JUL 2019 by PIB Delhi

Under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY), deposit free LPG connection is provided in the name of an adult woman member of a poor family and the beneficiary has an option to avail connection with 14.2 kg or 5 kg cylinder. The existing beneficiary with 14.2 kg LPG cylinder has an option to swap with 5 kg cylinder also.

As on 01.07.2019, more than 10.27 crore prospective consumers filled their Know Your Customer (KYC) forms under PMUY, out of which more than 7.30 crore connections have been released. KYC is rejected mainly due to submission of incomplete information, not being eligible under PMUY, having another connection in the name of other family member etc. Details of State/UT-wise LPG connections released under PMUY as on 01.07.2019 are at Annexure-I

 As on 27.06.2019, more than one crore LPG consumers have given up their subsidy under “GiveItUp” campaign. State/UT-wise details are at Annexure-II. Estimated savings due to ‘GiveItUp’ campaign during Financial Year 2018-19 is ₹ 2,930 crore.

   Government has introduced well targeted system of subsidy delivery to LPG consumers through PAHAL. This initiative of the Government was aimed at rationalizing subsidies based on approach to cut subsidy leakages, but not subsidy per se. Applicable subsidy is directly transferred into the bank account of the beneficiaries. PAHAL has helped in identifying ‘ghost’ accounts, multiple accounts and inactive accounts. This has helped in curbing diversion of subsidised LPG to commercial purposes.

The Government has decided to rationalize the subsidy outgo by excluding such LPG consumers from the purview of subsidy, whose or whose spouse have taxable income of ₹ 10 lakh and above during the previous financial year computed as per the Income Tax Act, 1961 w.e.f. 1.1.2016.LPG consumers were also encouraged to voluntarily give-up their LPG subsidy.

This information was given by Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan in a written reply to the Lok Sabha today.
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Annexure-I
S.NoState/UT
Total
1Andaman and Nicobar Islands                                               7,890
2Andhra Pradesh                                          3,51,334
3Arunachal Pradesh                                             39,853
4Assam                                        28,93,408
5Bihar                                        79,71,121
6Chandigarh                                                    88
7Chhattisgarh                                        26,91,352
8Dadra and Nagar Haveli                                             14,233
9Daman and Diu                                                  425
10Delhi                                             74,141
11Goa                                               1,074
12Gujarat                                        25,88,051
13Haryana                                          6,90,199
14Himachal Pradesh                                          1,15,123
15Jammu and Kashmir                                        10,99,650
16Jharkhand                                        29,26,779
17Karnataka                                        28,61,261
18Kerala                                          2,18,733
19Lakshadweep                                                  290
20Madhya Pradesh                                        65,20,004
21Maharashtra                                        41,15,623
22Manipur                                          1,34,256
23Meghalaya                                          1,43,023
24Mizoram                                             26,427
25Nagaland                                             49,934
26Odisha                                        42,90,959
27Puducherry                                             13,434
28Punjab                                        12,10,684
29Rajasthan                                        58,55,194
30Sikkim                                               7,906
31Tamil Nadu                                        31,60,553
32Telangana                                          9,61,594
33Tripura                                          2,42,420
34Uttar Pradesh                                      132,66,314
35Uttarakhand                                          3,60,957
36West Bengal                                        81,08,806
Total                                      730,13,093



Annexure-II
S.No.State/UTOpt out consumers
1Andaman and Nicobar Islands                                              2,851
2Andhra pradesh                                         2,35,231
3Arunachal Pradesh                                            23,369
4Assam                                         1,87,742
5Bihar                                         4,18,691
6Chandigarh                                            19,914
7Chhattisgarh                                         1,35,112
8Daman and Diu                                              3,189
9Delhi                                         8,26,939
10Dadra and Nagar Haveli                                              7,441
11Goa                                            43,103
12Gujarat                                         4,51,856
13Himachal Pradesh                                            70,412
14Haryana                                         3,42,311
15Jharkhand                                            97,796
16Jammu and Kashmir                                         1,50,711
17Kerala                                         3,02,013
18Karnataka                                         7,36,081
19Lakshadweep                                                 143
20Manipur                                            47,098
21Meghalaya                                              7,658
22Maharashtra                                        16,50,164
23Mizoram                                            43,985
24Madhya Pradesh                                         4,39,789
25Nagaland                                            31,583
26Odisha                                         1,57,974
27Puducherry                                            16,663
28Punjab                                         4,12,072
29Rajasthan                                         6,38,004
30Sikkim                                              7,793
31Telangana                                         3,86,279
32Tamil Nadu                                         6,53,725
33Tripura                                            18,753
34Uttar Pradesh                                        12,60,599
35Uttarakhand                                         1,48,432
36West Bengal                                         3,47,209

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Source: PIB

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