Public Sector oil marketing companies have released 3.25 crore new LPG connections during financial year 2016-17.
This increase in connections has resulted in a jump in the national LPG coverage to 72.8 per cent with 19.88 crore active consumers as of April 2017
According to an official release, “This is the highest ever number of LPG connections released in a financial year so far in the LPG history of the country
” The connections released include 2 crore connections released under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY), that was launched on May 1, 2016
In addition to them, this includes 1.25 crore connections to new consumers.