Launched in May this year, the scheme envisages reaching a target of five crore Indian families by 2019. PMUY gives a monetary support of 1,600 for each LPG connection to BPL households.
Of the 952 applications cleared, 655 are from North Goa and the rest are from South Goa district, official sources informed.In Goa, the scheme is being implemented through Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPC), Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPC) and Indian Oil Corporation (IOC).
While BPC has cleared 281 applications through its 10 distributors, HPC has cleared 609 through its 15 distributors. 62 applications have been cleared by IOC through its four distributors in Goa.
At a function held by Indane gas agency at Curchorem recently, 15 beneficiaries of the scheme were given free gas connections at the hands of ex-chairperson of Curchorem-Cacora Municipal Council Vishwas Sawant and vice chairperson Pradnya Naik.
Speaking to TOI, proprietor of the Indane gas agency, Harish Makwana said that the scheme was receiving good response as people have become more aware of the health benefits of switching over to LPG.
Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) is a scheme that aims at providing free cooking gas connections to families below the poverty line (BPL) over the next three years