Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY)

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY)

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) which was launched by the ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas was launched with the aim of providing LPG connections to BPL households. Under the scheme, you are eligible to receive Rs.1600 for each connection, interest free loan to purchase a gas stove and refill of the cylinder. The government will bear the administrative cost of the LPG connection.

 

 

 

Around 1 crore new beneficiaries to be covered under the Ujjwala Scheme –

According to the Finance Minister, around 1 crore new beneficiaries will be provided cover under the Ujjwala scheme. Under the scheme, 100 districts will be added over the next 3 years for the purposes of city gas distribution. Around 8 crore households have benefited from the LPG scheme so far.

 

 

 

PMUY Beneficiaries

A woman who belongs to a BPL family and does not have LPG connection in her household can avail the benefit of PMUY scheme. However, she must be included in the SECC 2011 list or under the seven identified categories namely People residing in river islands, SC/ST households, Tea and Ex-Tea Garden Tribes, PMAY (Gramin), Forest dwellers, AAY, and Most Backward Classes (MBC).

 

Eligibility Criteria

In order to avail the benefit of PMUY, you need to meet the following eligibility criteria:

 

Should be an Indian citizen

Should be above 18 years of age

Should be a woman from a BPL family who doesn’t have LPG connection

Should not be availing any benefit under other similar schemes

Beneficiaries should be included in the list of SECC 2011 or BPL households under SC/ST households, PMAY (Gramin), AAY, Most Backward Classes (MBC), forest dwellers, people residing in river islands or Tea and Ex-Tea Garden Tribes.

 

 

 

Documents Required

The documents which needs to be submitted are listed below:

 

BPL certificate issued by the municipality chairman or panchayat pradhan

Caste certificate

One passport-sized photograph

Photo identity proof

Address proof

BPL ration card

Aadhaar numbers of all the members of the family

Bank passbook or details of Jan Dhan bank account

Duly signed 14-point declaration in the prescribed format

How to Register and Apply for Ujjwala Yojana

The registration process for availing benefit under the PMUY scheme is mentioned below. Read on to know about the step-wise process:

 

Step 1 – Collect the application form from the nearest LPG distributor or download it from www.pmuy.gov.in

 

Step 2 – Fill up the form

 

Step 3 – Submit the form at the LPG distributor office

 

Step 4 – Once the application is submitted, it will be processed. An LPG connection will be issued by various oil marketing companies once documents are verified and eligibility is checked.

 

KYC Application forms for PMUY Scheme

You can download the Ujjwala KYC form from the official website. You need to fill up the form and submit it along with the necessary documents.

 

How to check PMUY New List to avail free LPG?

You can check the free gas new list by following the below-mentioned steps:

 

Visit www.pmuy.gov.in

Click on the ‘New list’ option

You can download it and check your name in it

 

 

 

PMUY Scheme: Latest Event

On 28 May 2018, PM Modi interacted with PMUY beneficiaries through video conferencing. In the meeting between Modi and the beneficiaries, various topics regarding PMUY were discussed. He also spoke about to how the PMUY scheme has benefited the underprivileged, the Dalits and the tribal communities. The PM also talked about how the women of the households have been empowered by this scheme. The scheme also prevents the health hazards normally the members of the household would face when cooking food on firewood instead of LPG.

 

Modi also informed the beneficiaries about LPG panchayats that are being held across the country. In these LPG panchayats that are held in the most inaccessible rural areas, important information about the PMUY scheme as well as safety tips on how to use LPG are provided to the people. Talking about the benefits of the scheme, Modi said that the women now need less time to cook food than earlier which allows them to spend more time with their family. The PM ended the video conferencing session by saying that PMUY has benefited the lives of people in more than one way.

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