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439. 

How many free cooking gas (LPG) connections has the government provided under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY)?

[A]. 6 crore
[B]. 5 crore
[C]. 4 crore
[D]. 3 crore

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The government gave out the 6-croreth free cooking gas (LPG) connection under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) to make available cleaner fuel in every household kitchens. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu handed over papers for an LPG connection to Jasmina Khatoon from Shivpark, Khanpur in New Delhi to mark the 6 crore LPG connections under PMUY. Under the scheme, the government provides a subsidy of Rs 1,600 to state-owned fuel retailers for every free LPG gas connection that they give to poor households. The 5-croreth free LPG connection under the scheme was given to Takrdiran, a resident of Sangam Vihar of the national capital, in August 2018 by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.

Subhankar Ganguly said: (Jan 20, 2019)  
But the price of the gas cylinder just 1 month before is Rs. 960/-.

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