Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan today informed the Lok Sabha that, the refill consumption of LPG consumers under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY), who are at least one year old is 3.27 refills/annum.
In a written reply to questions posed by Congress MP Hibi Eden, The petroleum Minister said that the adoption and use of LPG on sustained basis by a beneficiary of PMUY depends on various factors including behavioural changes.
The Minister also said that the Government has introduced the targeted Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT/PAHAL) system to directly transfer the subsidy in the account of LPG consumers. This initiative has cut subsidy leakages and helped in curbing diversion of subsidised LPG. The Minister said, this has also helped in identifying ‘ghost’, multiple and inactive LPG accounts.