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PMUY: Growth In Per Capita Consumption Up From 3.01 To 3.71 In FY22-23

Refills by Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) beneficiaries also increased from 16 crore in 2018-19 to 35 crore in 2022-23

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Based on the data from the pre-covid year that is FY 2019-20, the growth in the per capita consumption has increased from 3.01 to 3.71 in FY 2022-23, the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas said on Tuesday.

During FY 2020-21, the government announced to provide of three free refills to each Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY)  household under PMGKP. During the running of the scheme, a total of 14.17 crore refills were given free of cost to the PMUY beneficiaries.

The ministry statement added that 88 per cent of poor PMUY households have taken the refills during 2022-23. PMUY beneficiaries who have been taking refills has been going up from three crore in 2017-18 to six crore in 2018-19, 6.5 crore in 2019-20, eight crore in 2020-21, 8.05 crore in 2021-22 and 8.41 crore in 2022-23.

"Further, the resounding achievement of growth of 24 per cent in per capita consumption of PMUY consumers over the last five years is a testimony to the goodwill the scheme has brought," the statement added.

Total refills taken by PMUY beneficiaries have gone up from 16 crore in 2018-19 to 35 crore in 2022-23. PMUY was started in May 2016 to improve access to LPG, a predominant clean cooking fuel for poor households.