Pradhan Mantri Ujjwla yojana has done its work greatly all over the country.Right now under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana government has already achieved the target of 1.5 crore LPG connection under PMUJ in the first year of launch under the scheme. Under this central government-run oil marketing companies has temporarily postponed the further release of new connections after meeting the target of 1.5 crore LPG connections under PMUJ in its first year. But according to news sources grant of new connections will be resumed soon.
So new LPG Connecting under the scheme will be released soon.
Under the scheme, the government has set aside Rs 8000 crore for three years for providing free LPG connections to the women belonging to the Below Poverty Line households. Rs. 2000 Crores have already been set aside in 2016-17 union budget to cover the initial cost of providing the free LPG connections.
Under the scheme, an adult woman member of a below poverty line family identified through the Socio-Economic Caste Census (SECC) is given a deposit-free cooking gas connection with financial assistance of Rs 1,600 per connection by the Centre.
According to latest figures, the top five states in terms of PMUY connections are Uttar Pradesh (46 lakh), West Bengal (19.5 lakh), Bihar (19 lakh), Madhya Pradesh (17 lakh) and Rajasthan (14 lakh).
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