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LPG cylinder refills by PMUY beneficiaries woefully inadequate, shows data

More than 95.8 million gas connections have been released under PMUY as of February 2, 2023, reveals data available on the official PMUY website

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Aditi Phadnis
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, while presenting Union Budget 2023-24 said 96 million liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) or cooking gas connections were provided under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY).

More than 95.8 million connections have been released under PMUY as of February 2, 2023, reveals data available on the official website. However, 9.6 per cent of beneficiaries took no refills, 11.3 per cent took only one refill, and 56.5 per cent took four or fewer refills in 2021-22.

A typical household using only LPG for cooking, whether in urban or rural India, will need at least seven cylinders per

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First Published: Feb 26 2023 | 9:50 PM IST

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