20 - 06 - 2019

More 1.90 lakh LPG connection by March

Agartala, Jan 2,2019: Pradhan Mantri  Ujjwala Yojana ( PMUY)  scheme has resulted  in mass coverage of rural poor households and have led to improved   LPG coverage in the state, said  Jayantanuj Santra senior manager of Indian Oil Corporation Ltd, ( IOCL), Tripura.

Addressing a press meet here in IOCL office, Santra said  the state has covered 6.46 lakh households with LPG as cooking fuel and LPG coverage  stands  at 68.6 percent  as against earlier coverage of 45.1 percent as on 2016. The scheme  achieved success in  state due full cooperation of  state government and by March this year more 1.90 lakh LPG connection will be given.        

He said recently in order  for giving PMUY universal  reach  of clean cooking  fuel  LPG in the country  the cabinet committee on economic affairs  ( CCEA) chaired  by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given  a latest decision to release deposit free LPG  connection  to poor families who were not getting  considered  earlier  for release of LPG connections under PMUY on account of their names not appearing either in SECC list  or the seven identified categories – SC/STs households, beneficiaries of PMAY ( Gramin), Antyodaya Anna Yojana, forest dwellers , most backward classed, tea & ex – tea garden tribes, people residing in islands / river islands.

Now the poor household    who were deprived to avail the scheme benefits for want of not appearing  in SECC list  or not able to certify their eligibility in the seven  categories can avail the scheme benefits by submitting the KYC along with Aadhar and bank  account details of applicant, aadhaar details of adult family members , ration card  and 14 point exclusion criteria declaration as per SECC, said the official.      

 Speaking about the status of LPG in state, the IOCL official said  there are 54 LPG distributors in the state and there is no backlog. The situation will further improve after the  LPG bottling  plant at Bodhjungnagar   starts functioning at end of this year, fifty percent  work of the plant is complete.