With launch of Ujjwala scheme, 97% households in Karnataka have LPG connections


With launch of Ujjwala scheme, 97% households in Karnataka have LPG connections

Subsequent to the launch of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) scheme, LPG penetration in Karnataka has increased from 68.49 per cent in June 2014 to 96.75 per cent in December 2018.

“The number of LPG customers stood at 95.83 lakh as on June 1, 2014. It stood at 143.20 lakh as on December 1, 2018, which is an increase of 47.87 lakh in the last four years. Under the PMUY, 18.03 lakh connections have been released in Karnataka up to November 2018.

Of this, Indian Oil Corporation accounted for 8 lakh connections, Bharat Petroleum Corporation 4.58 lakh and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation 5.4 lakh,” said D. L. Pramodh, Executive Director, Indian Oil Corporation, and state-level co-ordinator for the oil industry in Karnataka.

According to Census 2011, Karnataka had 133.55 lakh households and as per decadal growth, the number of households would be 48.01 lakh currently. Read More

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