PMUY beneficiaries may go back to traditional fuel if LPG rises: IIM-A


PMUY beneficiaries may go back to traditional fuel if LPG rises: IIM-A

While describing the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) as one of the largest social intervention schemes executed in the world, an IIM-A working paper on the scheme has warned that increase in LPG price could lead many beneficiaries back to traditional fuel.

The working paper – Lighting up Lives through Cooking Gas and Transforming Society – has been authored by former IIM-A director Samir Barua and faculty member Sobhesh Agarwalla. It was handed over to petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday.

“PMUY is being implemented when crude and LPG prices are benign. If these were to rise in the future, the cost of use of LPG would rise for BPL families, unless subsidy is increased to nullify the rise. Read More

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