PM Launch Scheme For LPG Connection on May 1 will certainly launch Rs. 8,000 crore scheme to offer 5 crore cost-free LPG connections to Below Poverty Line (BPL) households making use of the money saved from 1.13 crore cooking gas customers willingly giving up their subsidies.
The scheme is called Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana as well as Mr. Modi will be releasing it on May 1 at Ballia in Uttar Pradesh as well as Dahod in Gujarat on May 15.
The ‘Give-it-Up‘ campaign looking for the well-heeled to voluntarily give up cooking gas subsidies for one year was introduced in January, 2015.
“Since the launch, 1.13 crore people have given-up LPG aids and also are acquiring cooking gas at market price,” Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan informed reporters below.
Maharashtra tops the list with 16.44 lakh consumers giving up aids, then Uttar Pradesh where almost 13 lakh users gave up subsidies, followed by Delhi with 7.26 lakh people quiting aids. Prime Minister’s home state Gujarat was means down the listing with merely 4.2 lakh losing hope aids. In Odisha around 1.3 lakh individuals gave up subsidies.
“Five states of Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Karnataka and also Tamil Nadu make up about half of individuals that have actually surrendered LPG subsidies,” Mr. Pradhan said.
PM to launch scheme for free LPG connections to poor
Consumers are presently entitled to 12 cyndrical tubes of 14.2 kg each or 34 containers of 5 kg each in a year at subsidised prices. A subsidised 14.2 kg cylinder is presently available at Rs. 419.13 per container in Delhi while the 5 kg pack costs Rs. 155.
Market-priced LPG is offered at Rs. 509.50 per 14.2 kg cylinder. Quiting subsidised LPG will certainly assist reduce the federal government’s subsidy expense, which was at Rs. 30,000 crore on the fuel last financial.
Virtually Rs. 5,000 crore of subsidies saved with the project is being used to offer LPG Gas Connection to the bad.
“We have launched 60 lakh new connections to inadequate in the last one year,” he said.
Modi, Pradhan said, will certainly on May 1 launch the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana for providing offering free LPG connections to females from BPL families.
“Under the scheme, Rs. 8,000 crore has actually been allocated for giving 5 crore LPG connections to BPL homes,” he claimed, including that in the initial year 1.5 crore connections will be provided.
The scheme provides a financial backing of Rs. 1,600 for each and every LPG connection to the BPL homes. The identification of eligible BPL family members will be made in appointment with the State Governments as well as the Union Territories, he claimed.
Mr. Pradhan stated the nation presently has 16.64 crore energetic LPG consumers.
Of the 21 million tone LPG requirement, virtually 40 percent is imported as well as this will increase as need surges by double figure with brand-new connections.
“We anticipate import proportion will certainly rise to 50-55 percent,” he claimed.
Those that have actually made a decision to surrender their aids need to buy the item at the market price.
The surrendered subsidy is made use of by the government to give cooking gas connection to the bad in rural houses free of cost, the authorities said.
LPG subsidy is moved to beneficiaries straight in their savings account beforehand.
Consumers could opt out of the subsidy by sending written demand to the supplier or digitally at mylpg.in.
Mr. Pradhan said with LPG coverage being mainly in the urban and also semi-urban areas, there is serious carcinogen connected with cooking based on nonrenewable fuel sources.
According to WHO estimates regarding 5 lakh deaths in India alone due to unclean cooking gases? Experts claim having an open fire in the cooking area is like melting 400 cigarettes a hr.
“Providing LPG connections to BPL families will certainly guarantee global protection of cooking gas in the nation. This step will certainly equip females and secure their health. It will minimize grind and also the time invested in cooking. It will additionally give employment for rural youth in the supply chain of cooking gas,” he claimed.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had in his Budget for 2016-17 provided Rs 2000 crore to give down payment cost-free LPG connections to 1.5 crore ladies coming from the Below Poverty Line (BPL) families.
Further, the Budget introduced that the Scheme will be continued for 2 more years to cover 5 crore households.