Friday, July 07, 2017

IOC Rubbishes RTI Claim of No LPG Connections Under PMUY Scheme

Khabar India: New Delhi: Friday, July 07, 2017.
Firstpost published a report by IANS on 3 July, 2017, titled ‘Six northeastern states had no LPG connections under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, reveals RTI query’. The article noted in six out of eight northeastern states, the Narendra Modi government failed to provide even a single LPG connection under its flagship scheme Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY).
“The Yojana is an initiative on whose success the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rode to power in Uttar Pradesh, having provided over 4.3 million connections in the state to BPL families. The information was received from Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) through an RTI application by IANS in May. According to the RTI reply, till 8 May, 2017 not a single family benefitted from the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) in states like Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim,” the article wrote.