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Clean energy push: Govt to revise PMUY target to 80 mn connections in 3 yrs

The push is, however, likely to make India a net importer of LPG during the current financial year

Shine Jacob  |  New Delhi 

  The petroleum ministry has sought additional budgetary support of Rs 4,800 crore for adding another 30 million customers to its scheme for providing cooking gas to the poor, the Pradhan Mantr Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY). The ministry wants to revise the target of providing 50 million gas connections in the PMUY in three years, for which the government has allocated Rs 8,000 crore, to 80 million. The government pays Rs 1,600 for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) connections to families below the poverty line in this scheme. “The petroleum ministry and oil companies have ...

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