The government plans to provide more than one crore free LPG connections in the next two years and provide easy access to LPG to the people. The plan is aimed at achieving the goal of delivering clean fuel to 100 per cent of the country’s population. Petroleum Secretary Tarun Kapoor said plans were afoot to provide attachments, at least with identity documents and without proof of local residence. In addition, customers will soon have the option to get refill cylinders from three dealers in their neighborhood instead of binding with just one distributor.
Kapoor said that in just four years, a record eight crore free LPG connections were provided to the homes of poor women, bringing the number of LPG users in the country to about 29 crore. In the Union Budget presented earlier this month
More than one crore free LPG connections were announced under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala (PMUY) scheme. “Our plan is to achieve the target of providing an additional one crore connections in two years,” the secretary said. He said that no separate allocation has been made for this in the budget of 2021-22. He said that normally fuel subsidy allocation is only Rs. 1,600 should be enough to cover the cost.
LPG connection in 29 crore households
“We made an initial guess that people are still without an LPG connection,” he said. That number is one crore. There are very few homes in India without LPG after the Ujjawala scheme. We have about 29 crore houses with LPG connection. With one crore connections we will be close to delivering LPG to 100 per cent households. However, they believe that this number of one crore could change. Because, there will be some families who have left one city for employment or other reasons.
Petrol-diesel and domestic gas prices are expected to decline by April
Regarding the rising prices of petrol and diesel here, the Petroleum Minister said that the prices of petrol, diesel and cooking gas could be reduced by March or April. He called on oil-producing countries to increase oil production so that the common people of India could be relieved of rising oil prices. Explain that the Union Petroleum Minister had said two days ago that rising crude oil prices by oil-producing countries were making the country’s petroleum products more expensive. Countries that supply crude oil are raising crude oil prices to make more profit in the interest of their country Prices have risen, this happens in winter. Now that winter is over, then prices will be cheaper.
LPG prices have gone up by Rs 100 in February
This is the third increase in the price of LPG gas cylinders in the month of February. Earlier, it had risen by Rs 25 on February 4 and by Rs 50 on February 14. At the same time, on February 25, it increased by Rs. This means that the price of LPG has gone up by Rs 100 this month. After the price hike, the price of a 14.2 kg gas cylinder without subsidy has gone up from Rs 769 to Rs 794 in Delhi. At the same time, for a gas cylinder in Kolkata, you have to pay Rs 820.50, Mumbai Rs 794 and Chennai Rs 760. Earlier, LPG was priced at Rs 769 in Delhi, Rs 795.50 in Kolkata, Rs 769 in Mumbai and Rs 785 in Chennai.