Energy Ahead of polls, LPG loan repayment deferred Updated : March 24, 2018 05:38 AM IST Over 3.6 crore poor women have been given free LPG connections since June 2015 Last month, the government raised the target of providing free cooking gas connection The beneficiary has to buy her own cooking stove. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.