Deposit free LPG connections given to Baratang families

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EOI CORRESPONDENT
Baratang
25 Apr 2017

In line with the target set by the Union Government to provide deposit free new LPG connections to Women of BPL families over three years under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY), the Sundergarh Panchayat in Middle Andaman distributed free LPG connections to 28 families on Monday. At a simple function, Mr Biju Gurudasan, Pradhan of Sundergarh Panchayat, Baratang distributed the free connections to the beneficiaries.
Under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, Government of India provides deposit free LPG connection of BPL families identified through the Socio-Economic Caste Census 2011 data, which includes security of one cylinder, pressure regulator, hose pipe, installation charges and DGCC Book. The consumer has to purchase ISI standard gas stove, which is optional. Further, oil marketing companies are also financing purchase of LPG stove and 1st refill to BPL customers on instalment basis, if they so desire. LPG connection to BPL families is being provided to the BPL family access to clean cooking fuel.