The Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Shri Rameswar Teli in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today informed that the under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY), the customers have been given option to select 5 kg or 14.2 kg cylinder connections. As on 01.01.2022, Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) have released 8.1 lakh number of 5 kg connections to PMUY beneficiaries. Apart from the above, OMCs have also given swapping option from 14.2 kg cylinder with 5 kg cylinder and vice versa to the PMUY beneficiaries. 14.2 kg beneficiaries numbering 7.69 lakh have availed this facility to switch to 5 kg cylinders. A seamless and hassle free facility to switch to 5 Kg cylinder exists and the option in this regard is exercised by the beneficiaries.
As on 01.01.2022, 1.08 crore LPG consumers have voluntary given up their LPG subsidy. State/UT-wise details are at Annexure.
|Annexure regarding “5 kg Gas Cylinder Connections”|
|State/UT||Number of customers given up their LPG Subsidy|
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||421|
|Dadra and Nagar Haveli & Daman and Diu||13,968|
|Jammu and Kashmir||1,54,762|
Source : OMCs.