Nearly 86 percent of over 7.25 crore persons who got free cooking gas connections bought a second LPG refill, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on July 1 as he sought to counter the narrative that beneficiaries of the scheme not returning after exhausting their first bottle.
Highlighting achievements of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY), he said average per capita consumption of PMUY beneficiaries is around 4.87 cylinders in a year. “Oil marketing companies (OMCs) have reported that nearly 86 percent of PMUY beneficiaries who are at least one year old have returned for the second refill,” Pradhan said in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha.
The use of LPG by PMUY beneficiary household depends on several factors, which include food habits, cooking habits, availability and accessibility to LPG, price of LPG, free availability of firewood and cow dung, he said. Read More
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