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Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana

This topic of “Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana” is important from the perspective of the UPSC IAS Examination, which falls under General Studies Portion.

Introduction:

  • Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana is a flagship scheme of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MOPNG).
  • The scheme aims to provide clean cooking fuel such as LPG to rural and deprived households.

Ministry/Agency:

  • Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MOPNG)

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Benefits:

  • 8 crore LPG connections released under the scheme, increasing LPG coverage from 62% in 2016 to 99.8% in 2021.
  • Provision for release of additional 1 crore LPG connections under the PMUY scheme in FY 21-22 with a special facility for migrant families.
  • Rs. 1600 for a connection 14.2kg cylinder or Rs. 1150 for a 5 kg cylinder.
  • First LPG refill and Stove (hot plate) provided free of cost with deposit free connection.

Eligibility:

  • Adult women belonging to poor households without an LPG connection.
  • Eligible as per SECC 2011 list or belong to SC/ST households, be a beneficiary of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY), Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY), Forest dwellers, Most Backward Classes (MBC), Tea and Ex-Tea Garden Tribes, People residing in river islands (Beneficiary will submit supporting document).
  • If not falling in the above categories, a woman can stake her claim to be a beneficiary under Poor household by submitting 14-point declaration.

Exclusions:

  • Male member from a household cannot apply for the scheme.

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