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Average PMUY domestic cooking gas refill consumption highest in Delhi in 2020-21

The average subsidised domestic cooking gas refill consumption under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) was the highest at 8.12 cylinders in Delhi followed by Chandigarh (7.45 cylinders), Pondicherry (6.67 cylinders), and Mizoram (6.22 cylinders).

The lowest refill consumption of 2.57 cylinders of 14.2 kg was recorded in Chattisgarh. The scheme, launched on 1 May 2016, aims to safeguard the health of women and children and lays the basis for a fundamental material transformation at the bottom of the pyramid by covering 715 districts. Cash assistance is given to the beneficiaries to get a deposit-free new connection thereby helping improve energy access. Also, the connections are given in the name of the women heads of the households.

“The Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Shri Rameswar Teli in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today informed that the State/UT-wise details of average refill consumption of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) beneficiaries for the year 2018-19, 2019-20 and 2020-21,” union ministry of petroleum & natural gas said in a statement.

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