About Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) form details and how to apply for it
Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana was launched by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi on 1 May 2016 to distribute 50 million LPG connections to women of Below Poverty Line families. A budgetary allocation of ₹80 billion was made for the scheme.
PMUY aims to safeguard the health of women & children by providing them with a clean cooking fuel – LPG, so that they don’t have to compromise their health in smoky kitchens or wander in unsafe areas collecting firewood.
PMUY was launched by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on May 1st, 2016 in Ballia, Uttar Pradesh. Under this scheme, 5 Cr LPG connections will be provided to BPL families with a support of Rs.1600 per connection in the next 3 years. Also Read, How to check pm Kisan 8th installment beneficiary list with your mobile in Telugu(2021)
Ensuring women’s empowerment, especially in rural India, the connections will be issued in the name of women of the households. Rs. 8000 Cr. has been allocated towards the implementation of the scheme. Identification of the BPL families will be done through Socio Economic Caste Census Data.
In a bid to provide relief to over 83 million BPL households from the rising price of cooking gas, the Narendra Modi-led Government is reportedly planning to extend the provision of free LPG cylinders for the Ujjwala scheme beneficiaries for three months again in FY22.
This comes as the cost of the 14.2-kg cylinder rose by over Rs 125 since January, in the wake of a global price hike. Also Read – Cost of Domestic LPG Cylinder to be Reduced by Rs 10 From April 1, Check Price in Your City. Also Read, PM Jandhan Yojana(PMJDY) – Features, Documents required, Eligibility
The continuous hikes have taken up the price of an LPG cylinder to Rs 819 from Rs 694 in January. In the national capital, the price of cooking gas has risen by Rs 237.50 since May 2020.
Sources told news agency IANS that with pandemic still affecting the country and causing disruptions at different levels, the government may come up with further stimulus measures even in FY22.
Provision of three free LPG cylinders to Ujjawala subscribers may form part of these stimulus measures when they are announced. Also Read – From LPG Price to Google Pay Web App: 10 Things to Change From Jan 1 | Complete List Here
The budget 2021-22 has also announced the addition of 10 million beneficiaries under Ujjawala over two years. The government’s flagship scheme under which cooking gas connections are given free of cost to women of below poverty line (BPL) families.
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