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Mumbai: PM Modi hands over 8 crore LPG connections under PMUY

Another milestone reached under ‘Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana’. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday handed over the eighth crore LPG gas connection to beneficiaries under PMUY at Aurangabad. The target of 8 crore-mark has been achieved seven months ahead of its deadline of March 2020.

The LPG Penetration has jumped from 55% in 2014 to over 96% now and almost 86 percent beneficiaries under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana have been refilling the cylinders. In the first 50 years, since the LPG came the country, only 13 crore connections were provided, while in the last 40 months, 11.38 crore LPG connections have been provided by Oil marketing companies (OMCs), under the aegis of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.

Addressing the Empowered Women’s Meet of Self Help Groups in Aurangabad, Prime Minister also announced that 3.5 lakh crore rupees will be spent in the next five years under the newly formed ‘Jal Jeevan Mission’, aimed at providing piped water to all rural households by 2024.

Prime minister said his government has provided all kinds of assistance to Self Help Groups (SHGs) like subsidy on loan interest, overdraft facility from ‘Jan Dhan’ bank accounts, and lauded them for playing an important role in ushering in a
revolution.

On the occasion, Prime Minister also inaugurated AURIC Business and Administrative Building and Dedicated Aurangabad Industrial City (AURIC) to the Nation in Aurangabad. AURIC is one of India’s most well-planned, Greenfield and smart industrial cities and is part of the upcoming Delhi-Mumbai industrial corridor.

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