Free LPG connection, Rs 1600 cash - Do you know about this Modi Government scheme - Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY)?
Free LPG connection scheme: The government has launched several schemes for the welfare of people. Most of these schemes are very attractive and if implemented in the right way could bring a massive difference in the life of common man and poor people.
Free LPG connection scheme: The government has launched several schemes for the welfare of people. Most of these schemes are very attractive and if implemented in the right way could bring a massive difference in the life of common man and poor people. The government provides cash and benefits in different form to these people for their upliftment and bringing them to the mainstream. One of these schemes is Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY).
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Launched on May 1, 2016, Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana had aimed at providing 8 crore deposit free LPG connections to poor households in the country. Not just that, it also provides a financial support of Rs 1,600 for each LPG connection to the BPL households.
Recently, while presenting the Union Budget 2021, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had announced the extension of PM Ujjwala Scheme to cover 1 crore more beneficiaries.
PMUY aims at providing Free LPG connections to Women from BPL Households. The identification of eligible BPL families is being made in consultation with the State Governments and the Union Territories.
Three State owned Oil Marketing Companies i.e. IOCL, BPCL and HPCL have implemented the Scheme in all the States/UTs of the country in a mission mode and achieved the target of 8 crore LPG connections in September 2019, seven months ahead of the timelines set (March 2020).
Providing LPG connections to BPL households ensures universal coverage of cooking gas in the country. This measure also empowers women and protect their health. It reduces drudgery and the time spent on cooking. It also provides employment for rural youth in the supply chain of cooking gas.
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