Rajiv Gandhi Gramin LPG Vitrak (RGGLV) Scheme
Rajiv Gandhi Gramin LPG Vitrak (RGGLV) was launched on October 16, 2009, in 8 states covering over 1200 locations, with an objective to set up small size LPG distribution agencies in order to increase rural penetration and to cover remote as well as low potential areas for all the locations having potential of 600 refill sales per month. The scheme aims to eliminate ailments due to use of chulhas and to provide clean cooking fuel to our rural women folk.
? The 8 states where, initially this scheme was launched are Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh & Orissa.
The scheme has been launched in the state of Karnataka on July 2, 2010.
? Today 83% of LPG network in India is in urban areas, while only 17% network is in rural areas.
? The Vision-2015 adopted for the LPG sector has a target of overall 75% LPG population coverage.
The Oil Marketing Companies have been directed to identify and assess the location of areas with low penetration so that a target growth of 50% LPG population coverage in each district and 60% overall LPG coverage in states can be achieved.