The ministry of petroleum and natural gas has asked an additional budgetary support of Rs 4,800 crore from the finance ministry for adding another 30 million customers to its flagship social sector scheme Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY).
Through this, the ministry wants to revise the target of providing 50 million gas connections under PMUY in three years to 80 million, for which the government has already allocated Rs 8,000 crore. The government support is to the tune of Rs 1,600 for each family.
“The petroleum ministry and oil marketing companies have asked for an additional budgetary support of Rs 4,800 crore, over and above the Rs 8000 crore that the finance ministry has allotted for the three years. The companies expect to achieve 80 million connections under PMUY in four years’ time,” said an industry source close to the development. Under the scheme, the Narendra Modi government has so far added 22.1 million liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) connections across 694 districts. Read more
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