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

Shikha Parewa
Shikha Parewa
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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. 


  • 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.


  • 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.

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