The study aimed to estimate the potential impacts of this planned LPG expansion (the Master Plan) on population health and climate change mitigation, assuming primary, sustained use of LPG for daily cooking.

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Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7) aims to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. The idea of ‘leave no one behind’ is inherent to all the SDGs.

A Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report said data analysis of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) revealed a mismatch between the names of 1.25 million beneficiaries and the Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC-2011) data, based on which the beneficiaries were decided.

Major gaps in knowledge are limiting better targeting of energy access subsidies in India. The latest distributional analyses of energy consumption subsidies—that is, how benefits are shared across different income groups—are based on 2011 census data that are now significantly dated.

India’s schemes to promote clean cooking are improving energy access for poor women. However, around half of the women surveyed are being left behind because they are not using LPG and continue to cook with biomass says this IISD report. It finds that the current LPG subsidies were inefficient and untargeted and needs to be reviewed.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Direct Benefit Transfer of LPG, 08/07/2019. State/UT-wise details of LPG consumers as on 01.06.2019 are at Annexure. Government of India (Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas) makes allocation of Public Distribution System (PDS) Kerosene on quarterly basis to States/UTs.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Subsidy Under PMUY, 01/07/2019. The Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) beneficiaries get subsidy under PAHAL Scheme. The applicable subsidy is directly transferred into the bank account of beneficiaries.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) , 01/07/2019. State/UT-wise details of LPG connections released including LPG connections released under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) are at Annexure.

Under the PMUY, 7.25 crore connections have already been issued since the programme was launched in May 2015.

Study recommends that the scheme should move beyond benefits for women alone to change household behaviour

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