Over one crore new LPG connections in rural areas yearly: Moily

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Over one crore LPG connections: Moily
New Delhi, Feb 21: Veerappa Moily said every year an average of one crore new LPG connections are given, mostly in rural areas.

To a query, he said the government would think of a new scheme to ensure that LPG connections reach people, especially to those Below Poverty Line (BPL), at the earliest.

The Minister noted that about 96 per cent of BPL families use less than six LPG cylinders a year on a single family basis. Noting that about 60 per cent of people are covered by LPG and PNG connections, Moily said the idea is to make the coverage 100 per cent.

The government, if required, is ready to open more outlets and kendras for gas connections, he said. He also said the government has increased the limit of subsidised LPG cylinders to 12 per year.

When a member requested the minister to provide coupons to MPs so that they can facilitate quicker LPG connections in their respective constituencies to those who are in urgent need of connection, Moily said, "We will consider it".

PTI

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