PMUY: Growth in per capita consumption increases by 23.25 %

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New Delhi: Under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojna (PMUY), per capita consumption of cooking gas refills increased from 3.01 percent to 3.71 percent, representing a 23.25 percent increase.

According to data from the preceding fiscal year, FY 2019-20, per capita consumption has increased from 3.01 to 3.71 in FY 2022-23.

During FY 2020–21, the whole world was hit by COVID, and to support the PMUY households, the Government announced that it would provide three free refills to each PMUY household under PMGKP. During the running of the scheme, a total of 14.17 crore in refills were given free of charge to the PMUY beneficiaries.

During FY 2020-21, the entire world was affected by COVID, and the government announced that under PMGKP, each PMUY household would receive three free refills. PMUY beneficiaries received a total of 14.17 crore in free refills during the scheme’s operation.

The Ujjwala Yojna (PMUY) was launched in May 2016 to improve poor households’ access to LPG, a popular clean cooking fuel. The scheme’s goal is to assist poor families in making their first move and to create a behavioural change towards clean cooking.

While PMUY has successfully assisted millions of poor households in taking their first step towards a pollution-free life by providing them with a free LPG connection, Oil Marketing Companies under MoP&NG are increasing their efforts to change behaviour through initiatives such as LPG Panchayat and public outreach.

During 2022-23, 88% of poor PMUY households received refills. Refills for PMUY beneficiaries have increased from 3 crore in 2017-18 to 6 crore in 2018-19, 6.5 crore in 2019-20, 8 crore in 2020-21, 8.05 crore in 2021-22, and 8.41 crore in 2022-23.

Total refills taken by PMUY beneficiaries have increased from 16 crore in 2018-19 to 35 crore in 2022-23, indicating steady and consistent growth in a permanent shift of PMUY families away from filthy kitchens and towards a bright future.

The Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana was launched on May 1, 2016 from Balia in Uttar Pradesh to provide environmentally friendly, clean cooking fuel to women, particularly in rural areas, in order to eliminate health risks associated with the use of traditional fuel.

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