5 crore LPG connections for BPL families

Monday, February 29, 2016

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced in the Union Budget 2016 that the government will give five crore LPG connections to Below Poverty Line (BPL) families at a concessional rate till 2018-19. He announced that these connections would be given in the name of women members of poor households. He said that he had set aside a sum of Rs.2,000 crore in this budget to meet the initial cost of providing these LPG connections. Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan speaking to media said that it will provide a concession of Rs.1,600 to over five crore BPL families to get cooking gas connections in next three years. A single cylinder LPG connection costs Rs.3,400.

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