LPG connections to be issued to Below Poverty Line (BPL) families over a period of three years as part of the scheme. Prime Minister, Narendra Modi launched the scheme on 01 May 2016.
financial assistance per connection that will be provided by the Government of India to one adult woman member of BPL family identified through Socio-Economic Caste Census (SECC) data. The deposit amount for the connection will be waived off as well.
Rs. 8,000 crore
allocated for the implementation of the scheme in the Union Budget on 29 Feb 2016.
States/UTs having LPG coverage less than the national average, hilly states of J&K, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and all North-East States are identified as priority states for implementing the scheme.
connections to be issued - first year target.
time frame in which first year target was achieved.
of beneficiaries belong to SC/ST category households.
national LPG coverage as on 01 Dec 2016, up from 61% as on 01 Jan 2016. India is home to approximately 240 million households.
connections issued in 709 districts as on 02 Oct 2017.
connections released in 712 districts as on 13 Jan 2018.