To ensure smokeless kitchens, Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) plans to provide LPG connections to poor families. Under this scheme, LPG connections are provided to women of poor families, without applicable deposit, and with an especially priced low-cost stove. “The beneficiaries also have an option of availing interest free loan for purchase of stove and cost of first refill. Beneficiaries under this scheme are identified based on SECC data, as per 2011 census,” said the press statement.
LPG connections under PMUY are released only by authorized LPG distributors of government oil marketing companies, under the supervision of ministry of petroleum & natural gas (MoP&NG). “It has come to notice that in certain areas, some unscrupulous people posing as government appointed NGOs are trying to contact beneficiaries for facilitating release of LPG connections under PMUY, and are charging money,” government said.
“A few people associated with one such fraud agency operating in Bareilly area (UP) have been arrested by the local police.” Any such NGO/Agency, if operating in any area, is totally illegal and information on same should be provided to Police and other local authorities. “All beneficiaries under PMUY are cautioned that they should not get influenced by any such unscrupulous agency and contact only the authorized distributors or representatives of Government Oil Marketing Companies,” government cautioned.
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