Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu here handed over 6 croreth LPG connection under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) to Jasmina Khatoon from Shivpark, Khanpur, Delhi. Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Dharmendra Pradhan was present on the occasion. Many other beneficiaries were also provided with the connection under the scheme.
Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Dharmendra Pradhan said that in the fifty years since the launch of LPG, only 13 crore connections were provided while in the last 54 months, almost similar number of connections have been provided by this government. He said that coverage of LPG connections has jumped to 90% now. Pradhan said that almost 80% beneficiaries under the PMUY have been refilling the cylinders. He said that the PMUY has been hailed by the international organizations and developed countries while it has set an example for the developing countries of the world.