Context: Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas interacted with hundreds of District Nodal Officers (DNOs) of Oil Marketing Companies, to assess the distribution of LPG cylinders in districts, following the Covid-19 and subsequent lockdown.  

More about the news:

  • These DNOs are responsible for LPG deliveries in their assigned areas. 
  • Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana(PMUY) which established itself as a major vehicle of social change, will again emerge as a key player in India’s fight against the spread of the novel Coronavirus. 

The various features of PMUY scheme for the PMUY beneficiaries such as:

  • Availability of up to 3 refills for 14.2 kg cylinders and 
  • Advance Retail Selling Price being transferred by OMCs to the PMUY customer’s bank account, which can be withdrawn to obtain the refill from the distributor. 

The Minister asserted that 15 port terminals, 195 LPG bottling plants and the transportation network are currently operating everyday despite lockdown, thus ensuring sufficient availability and uninterrupted supplies of LPG products in the country.

Source: PIB