LPG Gas Cylinder: The Central Government is planning to reduce the weight of LPG cylinders to give relief to women. Due to the weight of 14.2 kg of domestic LPG cylinders, women have to face a lot of trouble in its transportation. Keeping this in mind, the government is considering various options including reducing its weight.
Information given in Rajya Sabha
Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Hardeep Singh Puri has given this information in the Rajya Sabha. Earlier, a member had mentioned the problems faced by women due to the cylinder being heavy. In response, Puri said, “We do not want women and daughters to carry the heavy weight of the cylinder on their own and reduce its weight.” It is being considered to bring.
8.8 crore connections issued so far
He said, “We will find a way, whether it is to reduce the weight of 14.2 kg to 5 kg or some other way… We are committed to do that.” Apart from this, Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Hardeep Singh Puri. Said that oil marketing companies have issued 8.8 crore LPG connections under Ujjwala 2.0 and Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) across the country.
Scheme started in 2016
He said that PMUY scheme was launched on May 1, 2016 to release eight crore LPG connections without collateral in the name of adult female members of poor families across the country and the target of this scheme was achieved in September, 2019. Gaya.
Ujjwala 2.0 launched on 10th August
In addition to this, Ujjwala 2.0 was launched on August 10 this year to release one crore LPG connections without collateral, Puri said. He said that the Oil Marketing Companies have given a total of 1.64 lakh LPG connections under PMUY in Meerut district of Uttar Pradesh and the issuance of LPG connections is a continuous process and LPG distributors are required to register any request for new LPG connection immediately. Instructions have been given.
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