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Target of 1.5 cr LPG connections achieved in 2016-17: Min

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Dion Global

11 Jan 2017

The Indian Government has said that it has already achieved the target of 1.5 crore LPG connections for 2016-17 fiscal under a scheme for providing free cooking gas connections to BPL families.

Commenting on the issue, Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan told the media,”The government had set a target of five crore connections for three years, ending 2018-19 under the Prime Minister Ujwala Yojana (PMUY) scheme, with 1.5 crore each during this and next fiscal, and two crore in 2018-19.”

“For 2016-17 fiscal, the target had been achieved by the end of December and 10,000 more connections would be added in the remaining months,” he said.

“LPG connection was not only commercial one, but a catalyst for socio-economic change and considering the deaths of five lakh women per year due to the usage of unhealthy fuels for cooking, the government decided to provide the connections free of cost,” he further added.