Under the Centre’s most awaited Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) for providing free cooking gas (LPG) connections to the poor families or families below the poverty line (BPL) for the next three years, the government of Goa has approved 952 applications under PM Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY).
The scheme was launched in May 2016 with a target of covering around 5 crore families till 2019. Under this scheme, a support of Rs.1600 is given for each LPG connection to BPL households.
According to the official sources, out of 952 applications, 655 applications has been approved from North Goa and rest has been approved from South Goa. The scheme is being implemented in Goa through Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPC), Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPC) and Indian Oil Corporation (IOC).
In Goa, 281 applications have been approved by BPC through its 10 distributors, 609 applications have been cleared by HPC through its 15 distributors and 62 applications have been cleared by IOC by its 4 distributors.
Recently a function was held by the Indane gas agency. At the function, free gas connections were given by the of ex-chairperson of Curchorem-Cacora Municipal Council Vishwas Sawant and vice chairperson Pradnya Naik to the 15 beneficiaries of the scheme.
According to the reports, proprietor of the Indane gas agency, Harish Makwana said that the scheme was receiving a good response as people have become more aware of the health benefits of switching over to LPG.
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