• Rs 1000 for LPG connection under PMUY

    A little more than Rs 1000 is enough for registration of a new LPG connection under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwal Yojana (PMUY) which is exclusively for women belonging to BPL families. For Manipur, registration of new LPG connection under PMUY would entail payment of Rs 2600 and this amount is exclusive of the price of LPG refill. Out of this Rs 2600, the consumer need to pay only Rs 1000 and this is the price of one LPG stove. The remaining Rs 1600 would be borne by the Government of India. Women seeking LPG connection under PMUY should buy LPG stoves of the brand name ‘Ujjwal Stove’ at Rs 1000 each. Except for this Rs 1000, they need not pay any extra money.

    The amount of Rs 1600 which should be borne by the Government of India consists of Rs 1250 for empty cylinder security deposit, Rs 150 for pressure regulator security deposit, Rs 100 for Suraksha hose pipe (1.2m), Rs 25 for DCC (Blue Book) and Rs 75 for inspection/installation/demonstration/ documentation. Only women belonging to BPL families listed in the
    Socio-Economic Caste Census (SECC) of 2011 are eligible for PMUY.

    Altogether 2,36,653 households of Manipur which are listed in SECC 2011 are eligible for the scheme. However, so far only 1020 women have applied for LPG connection under PMUY, informed an official source. Even as the Indian Oil Corporation has been working hard to launch PMUY in the State, LPG stock at the Sekmai bottling plant is almost nil.

    Sekmai bottling plant has six storage tanks and their combined capacity is 1800 metric tonnes. Four of the storage tanks are of 150 MT capacity each while two are of 600 MT capacity. The stock position at Sekmai bottling plant declined to nil as LPG bullet tankers stopped transporting LPG into the State citing the prevailing law and order condition. J’Marcus Webb Womens Jersey

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