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Ujjwala scheme boosts India's LPG consumption to a record high in FY19

The boost follows a social welfare programme, known as the Ujjwala scheme, launched by the government in 2016 that has provided about 72 million new LPG connections

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Reuters  |  Singapore 

India's demand for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) rose to a record in the fiscal year ended in March amid government measures to provide cleaner cooking fuel to rural households, and analysts expect consumption to keep rising. About two-thirds of India's population live in rural areas, typically using firewood, coal or dried dung cakes for cooking. India consumed a record 24.9 million tonnes of LPG in the financial year 2018-19, 53 per cent higher than five years ago, and 6.9 per cent higher than the previous year. The boost follows a social welfare programme, known as ...

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First Published: Fri, May 03 2019. 11:45 IST