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Over 7.30 cr connections have been released under Ujjwala so far

The estimated savings due to ‘GiveItUp’ campaign during Financial Year 2018-19 was Rs 2,930 crore, the Lok Sabha was told
New Delhi: Under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY), more than 7.30 crore connections have been released and about 10.27 crore prospective consumers have filled their Know Your Customer (KYC) forms as on July 1, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Monday. KYC forms are rejected mainly due to a number of reasons like, submission of incomplete information, not being eligible under PMUY, having another connection in the name of some other family member etc.

The largest beneficiaries

The states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar have emerged as the biggest beneficiaries of the scheme, bagging 132,66,314 and 79,71,121 connections, respectively, Pradhan said in a written response in Lok Sabha. Under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY), deposit-free LPG connection is provided in the name of an adult woman member of a poor family and the beneficiary has an option to avail connection with 14.2 kg or 5 kg cylinder. The existing beneficiary with 14.2 kg LPG cylinder has an option to swap with 5 kg cylinder also.

More than 1 crore consumers have given up subsidy

The minister also told the Lower House of the Parliament that one crore LPG consumers have given up their subsidies under “GiveItUp” campaign as on June 27. Maharashtra recorded the most number of such cases at 16,50,164, followed by Uttar Pradesh at 12,60,599. The estimated savings due to ‘GiveItUp’ campaign during Financial Year 2018-19 was Rs 2,930 crore, the Lok Sabha was told.