PM Ujjwala Yojana Odisha
Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana was launched by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi on May 1st, 2016 in Balia, Uttar Pradesh and completed one year on May 2nd, 2017.
The journey in the 1st year of PMUY in our country transforming the lives of Women in India has been a road full of satisfaction.
The vision of our PM has been truly “Sab Ka Saath & Sab Ka Vikas.”
Under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, the LPG connections are released for BPL women whose name is registered under the SECC (Socio-Economic Caste Census) list and has seen cleaner & greener fuel being used in the households leading to health benefits not only to the women but to everyone in the household.
The toxic smoke emitted by conventional solid & other fuels contains particulate matter and many harmful chemicals that not only cause reddened eyes but also choke and corrode lungs, causing several ailments, including acute and chronic respiratory illnesses such as pneumonia and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases. The smoke also contains carcinogens – chemicals that cause malignancies, especially lung cancer. This had been the cause for many loss of lives and ailments.
PM Ujjwala Yojana Odisha
As on May 1, 2017, PMUY connections crossed the 2.2 crores mark. In the state of Odisha 10.89 Lakhs ( 1089686) new connections were issued to BPL women.
These connections are being released through 547 LPG distributors in Odisha. During this period our officials ( District Nodal Officers) have conducted 2094 LPG Connection Distribution/Safety programs across the state (in Block hqrs/Gram Panchayats/ Krishi Vigyan Kendras) to sensitize and convey the features of the scheme and safety requirements.
Details of PM Ujjwala Yojana Odisha
Government Of India under the leadership of Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble PM and the guidance of Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble MOS(I/c), P & NG has released 174.35 crores towards the cost of an LPG Connection under the scheme in the state of Odisha. In addition, an amount of 80.84 crores has been contributed by Oil Marketing Companies under the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, GOI towards the soft loan for procuring refills & LPG Stove.
We are happy to convey that LPG coverage in terms of penetration when comparing with active customers with calculated current households has increased from 20.0 % in June 2014 to 43.0 % at present.
This has also increased from 31.9 % as on 1st May 2016 after the launch of this scheme
Oil Marketing companies have advertised for 400 new LPG distributors so that an LPG distributor is available in every nook and corner of the state and they are in the process of appointing new LPG Distributors. No application was received in respect 27 locations
As envisioned by Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble MOS(I/c), P & NG a minimum of 30.0 lakhs new connections are proposed to be released in Odisha before 2019.
We would also like to thank all the 173276 LPG customers in Odisha who have enrolled in Give It UP and have surrendered their LPG subsidy.
In the current year, Oil Marketing Companies plan to conduct about 3000 LPG Connection Distribution/Safety programs across the state. Apart from this, all the distributors have been advised to conduct exclusive safety clinics’ for PMUY LPG Customers enrolled to reiterate the safety parameters. It is expected that more than 5000 such clinics will be conducted throughout the state.