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2019-06-24

PMUY : Unstarred Question in Loksabha

PMUY

(a) the salient features and status of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) along with targets fixed/achieved and the number of free gas connections provided to women under the said scheme since its inception including funds allocated/utilised there under, State/UT-wise including Uttar Pradesh (UP);
(b) the number of LPG connections provided during each of the last three years, State/UT-wise along with the steps taken/ being taken by the Government to achieve the target in providing LPG connections under PMUY;
(c) whether the Government proposes to enlarge/enhance the coverage target and incentivise the better performing districts under PMUY and if so, the details thereof along with the steps taken/proposed to be taken by the Government in this regard, State/UT-wise including UP;
(d) whether the Government has created infrastructure/launched any portal to bring transparency in the distribution of gas under PMUY and if so, the details thereof, State/UT-wise including UP; and
(e) the number of complaints regarding distribution/delay in providing gas connection to BPL families under PMUY received by the Government till date along with the remedial action taken/being taken in this regard, State/UT-wise including UP?

To know the answer of above questions reg. PMUY please see below the full text of Loksabha Unstarred Question No. 388

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PETROLEUM AND NATURAL GAS
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 388
ANSWERED ON: 24.06.2019
PMUY
Jagdambika Pal
Doddaalahalli Kempegowda Suresh

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

(a) the salient features and status of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) along with targets fixed/achieved and the number of free gas connections provided to women under the said scheme since its inception including funds allocated/utilised there under, State/UT-wise including Uttar Pradesh (UP);
(b) the number of LPG connections provided during each of the last three years, State/UT-wise along with the steps taken/ being taken by the Government to achieve the target in providing LPG connections under PMUY;
(c) whether the Government proposes to enlarge/enhance the coverage target and incentivise the better performing districts under PMUY and if so, the details thereof along with the steps taken/proposed to be taken by the Government in this regard, State/UT-wise including UP;
(d) whether the Government has created infrastructure/launched any portal to bring transparency in the distribution of gas under PMUY and if so, the details thereof, State/UT-wise including UP; and
(e) the number of complaints regarding distribution/delay in providing gas connection to BPL families under PMUY received by the Government till date along with the remedial action taken/being taken in this regard, State/UT-wise including UP?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF PETROLEUM AND NATURAL GAS (SHRI DHARMENDRA PRADHAN)
(a) & (b) The Salient features of the PMUY Scheme are as under :-
(i) LPG connection is released in the name of adult woman of the poor family, subject to the condition that no LPG connection exists in the name of any family member of the household and fulfilling other terms and conditions.
(ii) Initially, the beneficiaries under PMUY were identified either from SECC list or from seven other identified categories. Subsequently, Government has extended the benefit to all left out poor families under PMUY subject to fulfilment of terms & conditions.
(iii) Under the Scheme, cash assistance upto Rs 1600/- for providing new LPG connection is provided by the Central Government.
(iv) The beneficiary bears the cost of Hot Plate and purchase of first refill. The beneficiary has the option to take Hot Plate or purchase first refill or the both on loan basis from OMCs at zero interest and the same is recovered through subsidy.


Year-wise details of targets fixed and achieved during the last three years are as under:-
Financial Year
Target (in crore)
Connections released (in crore)
Fund Reimbursed (Rs in crore)
Remarks
2016-17
2.00
2.00
2,500
Allocated funds fully utilized
2017-18
2.00
1.56
2,251
2018-19
2.00
3.62
3,200
State-wise/UT-wise connections released are at Annexure.
(c) Connection under PMUY is released to all eligible poor families and the scheme is under implementation across all the States/UTs and Districts.
(d) OMCs have launched a website namely www.pmujjwalayojana.com specially designated for PMUY Scheme, on which consumers can know about the Scheme, download form, know-how to apply for the connection, etc. A dedicated toll-free number 18002666696 has been set up to take enquiries, complaints and suggestions related to PMUY. Customer can also register their grievances online by visiting websites of OMCs, Public Grievance Portal of Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, Social Media platforms, Facebook, Tweeter, MoPNG e-Seva of the Ministry.
(e) OMCs have reported 282 established cases of irregularities regarding distribution/delay in providing gas connections under PMUY. In all the established cases of irregularities by distributorships, action is taken against the concerned distributors as per Marketing Discipline Guidelines/Distributorship Agreement.

Source: Loksabha

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