Bhubaneswar, 5th August, 2016 (OdishaLIVE Bureau): 25.44 lakh LPG connections have been released to women of BPL families as on today under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana. The scheme which was launched by Honorable Prime Minister in Balia, Uttar Pradesh on 01st May, 2016 is currently under operation in 553 districts of 24 States.
Under the scheme, 5 crores LPG connections will be provided to BPL families with a support of Rs. 1600 per connection in the next 3 years. Identification of the BPL families is being done through Socio-Economic Caste Census data.
The official website of the Yojana www.pmujjwalayojana.com contains the details about the scheme and the form to be filled by the intended beneficiaries. It has been brought to the notice of the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas that a number of fake and misleading websites have come up on the internet on the PMUY. General public and other stakeholders may consult only the official website for any information with regard to the scheme. In case of any doubt or clarification, contact can be made on the toll free number 18002666696.