PNG connection reached 4 lakh households in Mumbai in last 4.5 years: Pradhan

Mumbai: Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan said that in last 19 years since 1995-2014, Piped Natural Gas (PNG) connection had reached to only six lakh households in Mumbai whereas, in last 4.5 years of the ruling government it has reached to over four lakh households.

Speaking after the inauguration of PNG connection in Kurar village in Mumbai, he said, “PNG is cheap, efficient, reliable and environmentally friendly and in the next couple of years, more than 10 lakh households will benefit from PNG in the financial capital of India-Mumbai.”

Pradhan further noted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi resolve to provide clean and affordable cooking fuel to the poorest of the poor has provided a huge impetus to transform India into a gas-based economy and has also witnessed rapid expansion of city gas distribution projects across India.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi firmly believes that no household in the country should be deprived of the benefits of clean cooking fuel and Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) has been a real game-changer in terms of bringing about an LPG revolution in the country,” he added.

Asserting that the ruling dispensation has been working for the interests of poor and marginalised and for women empowerment since 2014, Pradhan said, “The unprecedented pace of implementation of public welfare schemes like PMUY, Ujala, PM AwasYojana are self-explanatory schemes.”