The government’s flagship pro-poor scheme Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) has found maximum success in Delhi, Goa, Haryana, Uttarakhand and Puducherry. These are the states with the maximum percentage of beneficiaries who availed at least four cooking gas refills in the period between May 2016 and June 2019. Telangana, Chhattisgarh and Tripura were in the bottom of the list.
These insights are part of a comprehensive ETEnergyworld analysis of fresh district-level data on PMUY beneficiaries and the refills just released by the government. However, while the data on total LPG connections rolled out is provided up to December 2018, the data on refills availed by beneficiaries is up to June 2019.
The Ujjwala scheme was launched in May 2016 to provide subsidized LPG cylinders to women beneficiaries of Below Poverty Line (BPL) families. The scheme achieved most of its connection targets before time and was touted as a resounding success by the government. PMUY also attracted criticism with opposition parties claiming consumers were not availing enough refills. Read More