Good News for Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana Beneficaires | LPG Price Reduced by Rs 200

The Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, often abbreviated as PMUY, is a groundbreaking social welfare program launched by the Government of India. This ambitious initiative, inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in May 2016, is designed to address a critical issue that has long plagued rural households across the country – the lack of access to clean cooking fuel. The Ujjwala Yojana aims to provide cleaner and healthier cooking alternatives to women in economically disadvantaged households by facilitating the distribution of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) connections. In this article, we are going to talk about the scheme in detail. I am certain that by the end of the article, you will not leave without a doubt regarding the scheme. 

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What is Pradhan Mantri Ujjawla Yojana?

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, also known as PMUY is a flagship scheme introduced by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas on May 01, 2016, with an aim to provide clean cooking fuel such as LPG available to rural households or to the household that lays below Poverty Line. The aim is also to replace the usage of traditional cooking fuels such as firewood, coal, cow-dung cakes, and more as the usage of traditional cooking fuels had adverse impacts on the health of rural women as well as on the environment.

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana

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It was launched by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri. Narendra Modi on May 01, 2016, in Ballia, Uttar Pradesh. 

PMUY Subsidy: The Cabinet approved a subsidy of Rs.200 per year for 12 fuel cylinders weighing 14.5 kg. The total expenditure approved by the cabinet for PMUY will be Rs.6,100 crore for the financial year 2022-23 and Rs.7,680 crore for 2023-24. The average LPG consumption of PMUY consumers has increased by 20 percent from 3.01 refills in 2019-20 to 3.68 in 2021-22.

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana Key Highlights

Let’s learn more about the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana key highlights in detail below. 

                Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) Highlights 
Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana  Launched DateMay 01, 2016
Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana Official Website PMUY Official Website 
Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana Objectives To promote clean cooking fuel in India. 
Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana BeneficiariesOnly Women candidates ( BPL or Rural Households) 
Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana Cylinder Amount Rs 603 per 14.2-kg cylinder as against the market price of  ₹903
Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana Budget Rs.7,680 crore
Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana Age Limit 18 years of age or older
Target for Ujjwala 2.0Additional One Crore LPG Connections
Ujjawala 2.0 Launch DateAugust 10, 2021
Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana Ujjawla 3.0 Launch DateSeptember 13, 2023
Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana Ministry Ministry Of Petroleum and Natural Gas
Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana Validity Extension March 31, 2026.
Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana Budget 2023-24₹1,650 crore.
Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana Total Number of Beneficiaries 103.5 million households.
Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana Helpline Number1800-266-6696

PMUY in News | Ujjwala 3.0 Launched on September 2023

On September 13, 2023, the government launched the third phase of the widely popular Ujjwala scheme. This initiative aims to provide free gas connections, along with a stove and a refill, to 7.5 million impoverished households for a period of three years. With this phase, the total coverage under the Ujjwala scheme now extends to 103.5 million households.

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana

During a media briefing on decisions made by the Cabinet under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur announced the government’s approval for the extension of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) to offer 7.5 million free liquefied petroleum gas (cooking gas) connections until March 31, 2026.

Thakur explained that under the scheme, beneficiaries would receive a deposit-free gas connection, including a stove and the first 14.2kg cylinder at no cost. The expenditure for one such connection, amounting to ₹2,200, will initially be covered by state-run oil marketing companies, with the government reimbursing them later. According to Thakur, the estimated cost of the scheme is ₹1,650 crore.

About Ujjawala 2.0

After the successful implementation of PMUY 1.0, by providing 8 crore LPG connections to rural households, the Prime Minister launched PMUY 2.0 on August 10, 2021, with a target of adding one crore LPG connections. Ujjwala 2.0 will help achieve the Prime Minister’s vision of universal access to LPG. Let’s look at some features of the Ujjwala 2.0 scheme in the list below. 

Features of PMUY 2.0 Scheme 

  • Under Ujjwala 2.0, the government has a target of adding One Crore additional LPG connections.
  • This one crore additional PMUY connections are to provide deposit-free LPG connections to those low-income families who could not be covered under the earlier phase of PMUY.
  • Ujjwala 2.0 provides the first refill and hotplate free of cost to the beneficiaries. Also, the enrollment procedure will require minimum paperwork.
  • In Ujjwala 2.0, migrants will not be required to submit ration cards or address proof. A self-declaration for both a ‘family declaration’ and a ‘proof of address’ will be enough. 
Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana

Journey from Ujjwala 1.0 to Ujjwala 3.0 

May 01, 2016

  • Ujjwala 1.0 Launched
    LPG Connections to 5 Crore Women of BPL Households

April 2018

  • Included Women Beneficiaries from Seven More Categories 
  • The target was revised to 08 Crore LPG Connections 

August 10, 2021

  • Ujjwala 2.0 Launched
  • Target of adding 01 Crore additional LPG Connections 

September 13, 2023

  • Ujjwala 3.0 Launched
  • PMUY to offer 7.5 million free liquefied petroleum gas (cooking gas) connections until March 31, 2026.

 Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana Eligibility Criteria 

In order to be eligible for the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, the beneficiary should belong to any of the following categories: 

  1. An adult woman belonging to a poor household and not having an LPG connection in her household
  2. Eligible as per SECC 2011 list
  3. Belongs 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)
  4. If she is not falling in the above 2 categories, then she can stake her claim to be a beneficiary under Poor household by submitting 14-point declaration (as per prescribed format).

Pradhan Mantri Ujjawla Yojana Documents Required

Here are the documents that are required to apply for the Ujjwala 2.0 scheme.

  • Valid Photo ID
  • Ration Card issued by the State from which application is being made/ other State Govt. document certifying family composition/ Self-Declaration as per Annexure I (for migrant applicants)
  • Proof of Address – Aadhaar will be taken as Proof of Identity and Proof of Address if the connection is required in the same address. In that case only Aadhaar is sufficient.
  • Bank Account Number and IFSC.
  • Aadhaar (not mandatory for Assam and Meghalaya)
  • Passport size photograph

What are the Benefits of Ujjwala 2.0?

A cash assistance of Rs. 1600 for a connecting 14.2kg cylinder or Rs. 1150 for a 5 kg cylinder will be provided to the beneficiary. The breakup is provided below. 

  • Security Deposit of Cylinder – Rs. 1250 for 14.2 kg cylinder/ Rs. 800 for 5 kg cylinder
  • Pressure Regulator – Rs. 150
  • LPG Hose – Rs. 100
  • Domestic Gas Consumer Card – Rs. 25
  • Inspection/ Installation/ Demonstration charges – Rs. 75

A PMUY beneficiary will be provided with the first LPG refill and Stove (hot plate) both free of cost along with their deposit-free connection.

How to Apply for Ujjwala 2.0 Online Registration?

Before applying for the Ujjwala 2.0 scheme, it is important to keep all the required documents ready beforehand (Documents are mentioned below). After that, follow the given steps below for Ujjwala 2.0 online registration. 

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana
  • Choose the oil company name, such as Indane, Bharatgas, or HP Gas.
Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana
  • Select the type of connection, for example, Ujjwala 2.0 New Connection.
  • Specify the State, District, and the Name of the Distributor.
  • Enter your Mobile Number, Captcha, and OTP.
  • Indicate Migrant Family status as either YES or NO.
  • If the family Identifier is NO, complete Annexure 1. If the family Identifier is YES, select the Ration Card and choose the Category.
  • Provide all necessary Family Details, Personal Details, Address Details, Bank Details, and Cylinder Types, and specify whether you reside in a rural or urban area.
  • Select the declaration and submit the application.
  • Generate a Reference Number and visit the designated Gas agency to complete the process.

How to Apply for PMUY Offline?

In order to apply for the PMUY scheme offline, you need to visit your nearest gas company or your desired oil company and ask for the application form. You have to fill all the required details with utmost care like family details, personal details, address, bank details and more. You also have to keep the documents handy while submitting the form. The documents that you should keep with you are given below. 

How to check the Ujjwala 2.0 Beneficiary List?

There is no list as such released by the government or by your oil company after you are done applying for the LPG connection. To check the Ujjwala 2.0 beneficiary list or to check whether your application is accepted you can call the Ujjwala helpline number – 1800-266-6696 and ask them your application status. 

Pradhan Mantri Ujjawla Yojana FAQs

I am from the ST category, can I apply for the Scheme?

Yes, you can apply for the scheme, however, the connection will be provided to the female member of the family. The following people can apply for the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana. 
All SC/STs households beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana(PMAY) (Gramin)
Antyoday Anna Yojana (AAY)
Forest dwellers
Most Backward Classes (MBC)
Tea & Ex-Tea Garden Tribes
People residing in Islands
People residing in river islands.

What steps should I take for Ujjwala 2.0 online registration?

For Ujjwala 2.0 online registration, you have to visit the official website of PMUY and follow the steps provided above.

We have a PMUY connection at our hometown under my mother’s name and now she lives with me in the city. Can the PMUY connection be transferred here by any means?

Yes, the connection can be transferred from your hometown to your desired city. There is a facility for change of address that you can avail of for this situation.

Who is eligible for the Ujjwala 2.0 LPG connection?

Any adult woman who fall into BPL or a poor household and doesn’t have any prior LPG connection under her name can apply for a Ujjwala 2.0 connection.

Ujjwala 2.0 is launched from which city?

Ujjwala 2.0 was launched by PM Modi on August 10, 2021 at Mahoba, Uttar Pradesh through video conferencing. 

What is the last date to apply for the Ujjwala 2.0 scheme?

The last date to apply for Ujjwala 2.0 is expected to be on September 30,2023.

Where can I get Ujjwala 2.0 scheme details?

This article provided all the required information about the Ujjwala 2.0 scheme. From eligibility to benefits, everything under the sun about Ujjwala 2.0 is covered in this article.

List some Ujjwala 2.0 benefits.

A PMUY beneficiary will be provided with the first LPG refill and Stove (hot plate) both free of cost along with their deposit-free connection. For more, please check the article above.

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