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Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas11-December, 2012 17:02 IST
OMCs have released 75.1 Lakh LPG Connections to BPL Families under various State Govt. Schemes: Dr. Moily

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            The Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas Dr. M. Veerappa Moily informed the Rajya Sabha in a written reply today that  as on 30.09.2012, the Public Sector Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs), namely, Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOC), Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) have released 75.1 Lakh LPG connections to BPL families under various State Government sponsored schemes. The state & company-wise details are at Annexure.

 

            In addition, the Minister added, a scheme for providing one time grant to BPL families in the rural areas for release of new domestic LPG connection under Rajiv Gandhi Gramin LPG Vitaran Yojana (RGGLVY) is in operation. As per the scheme, the security deposit for the domestic LPG cylinder and pressure regulator is paid from the fund created for the purpose by contributions from the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) fund of ONGC, OIL, GAIL, BPCL, HPCL and IOC. In addition, some of the State Governments have implemented schemes to provide free LPG connections to BPL families. So far 0.92 lakh LPG connections have been given to BPL families under the CSR fund scheme of OMCs in the rural areas. As on 1.10.2012, the expenditure incurred for release of new connection under the scheme from CSR Fund in Rs 12.93 crore, the Minister State for Petroleum & Natural Gas Smt P. Laksmi said while replying to another question

              The “Kerosene Free Dilli” scheme of the Delhi Government has also been supported partly by the CSR funds of the OMCs and they have released 1150 number of LPG connection to BPL families under ‘Kerosene Free Dilli’.

            Replying to the question a proposal for providing one time financial assistance to BPL families for acquiring new LPG connection is under consideration.

                       


 

Annexure

    

BPL CUSTOMERS UNDER VARIOUS STATE GOVT. SCHEMES

 

SN

STATE

IOC

BPC

HPC

TOTAL

1

ANDHRA PRADESH (DEEPAM SCHEME)

1448516

902090

1637231

3987837

2

CHHATTISGARH (ANTODAYA)

23387

4491

4946

32824

3

GOA (GRAN URJA YOJANA)

 

 

11895

11895

4

GUJARAT (Van Bandhu)

3902

 

0

3902

5

JHARKHAND (Kanyadan Scheme under Govt. of Jharkhand (05-06),Antyodaya Scheme under Govt. of Jharkhand(05-06,06-07,07-08)

74517

8796

14619

97932

6

MADHYA PRADESH

199

5

0

204

7

MAHARASHTRA  (TDC (TRIBAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION BENEFICIARIES))

24033

24938

105637

154608

8

TAMILNADU (CM's FREE CONNECTION SCHEME FOR BPL)

1684088

736549

518185

2938822

9

UTTRANCHAL (BPL To Woman)

16641

 

0

16641

 

TOTAL

3275283

1676869

2292513

7244665

 

NORTH EAST STATE

 

 

0

 

10

ASSAM (RANDHAN JYOTI)

130117

6131

7632

143880

11

MIZORAM

4618

 

0

4618

12

SIKKIM

35298

 

0

35298

 

TOTAL

170033

6131

7632

183796

 

UNION TERRITORY

 

 

0

 

13

PONDICHERRY (CM's FREE CONNECTION SCHEME FOR BPL)

37766

29050

18621

85437

 

TOTAL

37766

29050

18621

85437

 

GRAND TOTAL

3483082

1712050

2318766

7513839

 

 

***

RCJ/RKS


(Release ID :90377)

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