4.13 crore beneficiaries of Ujjwala scheme did not fill the cylinder even once
The data released by the government showed that a large number of Ujjwala Yojana beneficiaries have not refilled their LPG cylinders even once.
According to Rameshwar Teli, Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Affairs, 4.13 crore beneficiaries of the Ujjwala scheme have not refilled their cylinders even once. Whereas 7.67 crore beneficiaries have refilled the cylinder only once.
Between 2017-18, 46 lakh Ujjwala Yojana beneficiaries did not fill a single cylinder. During this, 1.19 crore people had refilled the cylinder once.
According to Pradhan, 1.24 crore in 2018-19, 1.41 crore in 2019-20, 10 lakh in 2020-21 and 92 lakh in 2021-22 did not fill the cylinder even once.
According to Rameshwar Teli, 2.90 crore in the year 2018-19, 1.83 crore in 2019-20, 67 lakh in 2020-21 and 1.08 crore in 2021-22, the beneficiaries of Ujjwala scheme had filled the cylinder only once.
It is worth noting that in April, 2020, a subsidy of Rs 162 was received for filling the cylinder of Ujjwala gas. The number of beneficiaries of this government scheme is more than 9 crores.