Out of a target of 2 crore for current fiscal year, a total of 1.17 crore connections have been released under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY), according to the Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan.He said that under PMUY, a deposit free LPG connection is given in the name of an adult woman member of an eligible BPL family including families having differently abled/divyang persons, identifies through Socio Economic Caste “Census (SECC), in case, a family’s name does not appear in the SECC list, the beneficiary is identified from 7 categories i.e. SC/ST household, beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Gramin), Antyoday Anna Yojana, Forest dwellers, Most Backward Classess, Tea and Ex-Tea Garden Tribes, People residing in islands/river islands. PMUY is currently under implementation in 7.15 districts covering 36 States/UTs. SC/ST households whose names appear in SECC list of otherwise are provided with connections under PMUY subject to fulfilling the scheme Guidelines.

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