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PTI Hyderabad
Updated: 19-12-2018 21:04 IST

IOC released 5.14 lakh gas connections under PM Ujjwala Yojana

Hyderabad, Dec 19 (PTI): Indian Oil Corporation

Limited (IOCL) Wednesday saidunder the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala

Yojana, 5.14 lakh gas connections were released in Telangana

by three oil PSUs (IOCL, BPCL and HPCL).

According to a press release issued by IOCL here, the

LPG coverage in the state is about 110.5 per cent of the

household population.

"This scheme (PMUY) will benefit enrolment in certain

districts like Jangaon, Jayashankar Bhupalapalli, Komram Bheem

Asifabad, Mahbubabad, Nagarkarnool, Peddapalli, Vikarabad,

Wanaparthy and Warangal Rural where LPG coverage is around 80

per cent," it said.

IOCL has given 2.05 lakh connections while BPCl and

HPCL gave 1.34 lakh and 1.75 lakh connections respectively

under the scheme since April, the release said.

Under PMUY, free cooking gas (LPG) connections is

provided to all poor households.

To increase the coverage and also to serve existing

customers better a scheme of lucky draw has been designed and

implemented by the Indane distributors of Telangana.

Under this scheme, all the new connections enrolled

(under various schemes) and customers availing second cylinder

connection from December 19 to February 23, 2019 will be

eligible to win prizes (which include new car, motorcycles,

televisions and many more), the release added.

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