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New Delhi : Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan has interacted with the Chairman/CMDs and Senior Management of Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) through video conference on the Cabinet decision of the Government to expand the scope of eligible beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) to include all poor families in the country to achieve the universal coverage.

Pradhan appreciated the efforts and proactive role of OMC officials in successfully implementing the Ujjwala scheme with full commitment and dedication. Under PMUY, 5.86 crore connections have been released so far. The Minister expressed satisfaction over the fact that 48% of the PMUY beneficiaries are SC/ ST households. He thanked the OMCs for expanding  LPG coverage in India from 55% in 2014 to near 90% now.

Pradhan further advised OMCs to disseminate the decision to extend the benefits of PMUY to all poor families at ground level and also prepare a detailed roadmap for its time bound implementation. They were asked to mobilise required equipment to release connections to PMUY beneficiaries in a mission mode, according to a PIB release.

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