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CAG sees diversion of LPG cylinders for commercial use


  • The Comptroller and Auditor General, in its report on the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, has highlighted the risk of diversion of domestic cylinders for commercial use as 1.98 lakh beneficiaries had an average annual consumption of more than 12 cylinders.
  • The CAG said this level of consumption seemed improbable in view of the BPL status of such beneficiaries.
  • This comes in the backdrop of the Ujjwala scheme that provides free cooking gas connections to poor families.