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Big News! PM Ujjwala Yojana to Cover Additional 1 Crore People; Apply Now to Get Free Gas LPG Connection & Subsidy

Pronami Chetia
Pronami Chetia

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has recently concluded her first paperless digital Union Budget 2021-22 in the parliament. In her Union Budget 2021-22 which is divided into six pillars has come up with many new schemes and reforms. Moreover, this is also the first paperless and digital budget in the history of independent India.  

In her Budget 2021-22 speech, Sitharaman has also announced to cover additional 1 Crore People this year under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana. So it’s a great opportunity for those who want to avail the benefit of under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Scheme. 

What is Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana is an ambitious social welfare scheme of Narendra Modi Government launched on 1st May 2016 from Ballia in Uttar Pradesh. Under the PM Ujjwala Yojana, the government aims to provide LPG connections to BPL households in the country. The scheme is aimed at replacing the unclean cooking fuels mostly used in the rural India with the clean and more efficient LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas). 

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana is aimed at providing 5 Crore LPG connections in the name of women in BPL (Below Poverty Line) households across the country. Now, government has decided  

The government has set a target of 5 Crore LPG connections to be distributed to the BPL households across the country under the scheme. Some of the objectives of the scheme are 

 Eligibility criteria for BPL families would be 

  • The applicant should be a permanent resident of India and above the age of 18 years.

  • The applicant should be a women belonging to the BPL household.

  • The household of applicant should not already own a LPG connection in anyone’s name in the household.

  • Monthly household income of the BPL family should not exceed a certain level as defined by the state governments and union territories.

  • The applicant’s data should match with the BPL data with Oil Marketing Companies as per the SECC-2011 (Rural) database.

  • The applicant should not have availed similar benefits in any other Government scheme.

 How to Apply for Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana? 

The eligible women candidates from BPL families can apply for the scheme by filling up the Ujjwala Yojana application form . 

The interested candidates require to fill the 2 page application form and attach required documents along with the form. The basic details such as Name, Contact details, Jan Dhan / Bank account number, Aadhar card number etc are required to fill in the application form. The applicants also need to mention their requirement of cylinder type i.e. 14.2KG or 5KG. 

KYC Application forms for Ujjwala Yojana can also be downloaded online and submitted to nearest LPG outlet along with required documents. 

Eligibility for PM Ujjwala Yojana 

The identification of eligible BPL families will be made on the basis of SECC-2011 data. However below is the basic eligibility criteria for the scheme. 

Current state of LPG distribution in India 

India is home to more than 24 Crore households out of which about 10 Crore households are still deprived of LPG as cooking fuel and have to rely on firewood, coal, dung – cakes etc. as primary source of cooking. 

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