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2018-07-23

LPG Connections under PMUY: Unstarred Question in Loksabha

LPG Connections under PMUY

(a) whether there is any provision to provide priority to the families having differently abled/divyang persons under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) and if so, the details thereof;
(b) the details of targets fixed and achieved in providing gas connections under PMUY along with the funds allocated/ utilised, State-wise including Bihar;
(c) whether the Government proposes to incentivise the better performing districts under PMUY and enhance the target of coverage under PMUY and if so, the details thereof along with the steps taken by the Government in this regard;
(d)whether there is a proposal to include the unserved SCs/STs, specially priviledged, Diara residents of Bihar along with the girls attaining majority age under PMUY and if so, the details thereof along with the steps taken in this regard; and
(e) the number of families received gas connections in Sahebganj, Pakud, Godda and Dumka districts in Santhal Pargana of Jharkhand under PMUY along with any target has been fixed in the said district under the scheme and extent to which the target has been achieved?

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PETROLEUM AND NATURAL GAS

LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 817                                   ANSWERED ON: 23.07.2018

LPG Connections under PMUY

DARSHANA VIKRAM JARDOSH
RAJIV PRATAP RUDY
VIJAY KUMAR HANSDAK

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

(a) whether there is any provision to provide priority to the families having differently abled/divyang persons under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) and if so, the details thereof;
(b) the details of targets fixed and achieved in providing gas connections under PMUY along with the funds allocated/ utilised, State-wise including Bihar;
(c) whether the Government proposes to incentivise the better performing districts under PMUY and enhance the target of coverage under PMUY and if so, the details thereof along with the steps taken by the Government in this regard;
(d)whether there is a proposal to include the unserved SCs/STs, specially priviledged, Diara residents of Bihar along with the girls attaining majority age under PMUY and if so, the details thereof along with the steps taken in this regard; and
(e) the number of families received gas connections in Sahebganj, Pakud, Godda and Dumka districts in Santhal Pargana of Jharkhand under PMUY along with any target has been fixed in the said district under the scheme and extent to which the target has been achieved?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF PETROLEUM AND NATURAL GAS (SHRI DHARMENDRA PRADHAN)
(a)
Under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY), a deposit free LPG connection is given in the name of an adult woman member of an eligible BPL family including families having differently abled/divyang persons,
identified through Socio Economic Caste Census(SECC). In case, a family’s name does not appear in the SECC list, the beneficiary is identified from 7 categories i.e. SC/ST households, beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana(Gramin), Antyoday Anna Yojana, Forest dwellers, Most Backward Classes, Tea and Ex-Tea Garden Tribes, People residing in islands/river islands.
(b)
Year-wise targets fixed, connections released and fund utilised is as under :-
Year
Target
Connections released
Fund Utilised
2016-17
1.5 crore
2 crore
? 2500 crore
2017-18
1.5 crore
1.56 core
? 2251 crore
2018-19
2 crore
1.17 crore
(up to 18.7.2018)
? 1642 crore
Details of LPG connections released under PMUY as on 18.07.2018 including the State of Bihar are at Annexure.
(c)
(d)
PMUY is currently under implementation in 715 districts covering 36 States/UTs. SC/ST households whose names appear in SECC list or otherwise are provided with connections under PMUY subject to fulfilling the scheme Guidelines .
(e)
LPG connections released by OMCs under PMUY as on 18.07.2018 in Sahebganj, Pakud, Godda and Dumka Districts in Santhal Pargana of Jharkhand are as under :-
District
No. of LPG connections released under PMUY
Dumka
1,11,446
Godda
65,766
Pakur
41,448
Sahebganj
1,30,751

Source: Loksabha

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