1. News

PM Ujjawala Yojana: How to Apply for a Free Gas Cylinder?

Shikha Parewa
Shikha Parewa
Gas cylinder

The Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana is a government scheme that provides LPG connections to women from Below Poverty Line (BPL) families. This scheme was launched to help people to deal with the COVID-19 situation. 

Features:

  • The initiative will supply 5 million LPG connections to low-income families.

  • For each LPG connection provided to BPL families, a financial assistance of Rs.1,600 will be provided.

  • EMI options will be available for stove and refill costs (Interest-free loan).

  • The government will bear the administrative cost of Rs.1,600 for LPG installation.

Eligibility:

  • The applicant must be a woman who is at least 18 years old.

  • The applicant must be a rural resident and have a BPL card.

  • To obtain the subsidy, the applicant must hold a savings bank account in one of the nationalised banks.

  • The applicant's household must not have an existing LPG connection.

Document required:

The following documents are necessary to apply for the scheme:

  • BPL ration card.

  • Authorized BPL Certificate (signed by the Panchayat Pradhan/Chairman of the Municipality).

  • Aadhar Card/Voters ID with a photo.

  • A recent passport-sized photo.

Ujjawal Yojana Registration Process

  • A woman from a low-income (BPL) family who does not possess LPG must apply to the LPG distributor for a new connection (in the prescribed format).

  • When applying for the connection, the applicant must provide information such as their address, Jandhan/Bank Account number, and Aadhar card number.

  • The LPG fuel officials will cross-check the information provided with the SECC – 2011 database to confirm the family's BPL status and enter the information into a dedicated portal provided by the Oil Marketing Companies (OMC).

  • The de-duplication process and other due diligence measures will be carried out electronically by OMCs.

  • The OMCs will grant the LPG connection once all of the aforementioned stages have been completed.

  • The connection fees are borne by the government. However, the OMCs will provide the application with an EMI option, which will be deducted from the applicant's monthly subsidy.

  • If the State Government or a voluntary organization, or an individual want to contribute to the cost of the stove and/or the first refill, they may do so; however, they must do so only within the mentioned program, that is, under the scheme of PMUY.

  • The OMC's thorough Melas at numerous sites will also release additional connections.

  • Depending on the field conditions, the scheme will cover BPL families under all forms of distributorship and for all sizes of cylinders.

Like this article?

Hey! I am Shikha Parewa. Did you liked this article and have suggestions to improve this article? Mail me your suggestions and feedback.

Share your comments

Subscribe to our Newsletter. You choose the topics of your interest and we'll send you handpicked news and latest updates based on your choice.

Subscribe Newsletters