Benefits of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana Extended to Poor Families (Download PDF)


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The central Government has decided to extend the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) to all poor households in the country. Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) is currently under implementation across the country.

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Extension in the Scheme

  • As on 26.12. 2018, more than 5.89 crore connections have been released under PMUY.

  • As per the decision, now Universal PM Ujjwala Yojana is applicable to all ration card holders in the country.

  • Union Petroleum Minister thanked the Cabinet Committee of Economic Affairs (CCEA) for approving to expand the scope of PMUY to cover poor families not having LPG connections & not covered under the existing beneficiary categories.

  • The step will further increase the penetration of LPG to 100 % households, the Petroleum Minister said.

  • Massive growth of LPG consumers in the last 4.5 Years in Odisha. More than 35 Lakh PMUY connections have empowered & brought rural ease of living for poor women in the state.

  • The scheme, aimed at supplying free liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) connections to poor families, had a target of reaching out to 80 million families by 2020.

  • With the expansion of the scheme, it will not be necessary for the beneficiaries to be part of the Socio-Economic Caste Census (SECC) list or the seven identified categories - SC/ST households, beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) (Gramin), Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY), Forest dwellers, Most Backward Classes (MBC), Tea & Ex-Tea Garden Tribes, people residing in Islands/river islands.

About PMUY

  • Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana is a scheme of the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas for providing LPG connections to women from Below Poverty Line (BPL) households.

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  • PMUY, launched in May 2016, initially targeted 50 million connections to below poverty line (BPL) families by 2019, with the support of Rs. 1,600 to each family. So far, 58.5 million connections have been given under the scheme across 715 districts

  • The scheme was widely appreciated as the Census of 2011 showed that nearly 121 million households used traditional stoves (chullha) in India.

  • “Out of 270 million households, only 130 million had LPG connections when the BJP government took over.

  • After that, 120 million households have been added.

  • Of this, more than 50 million was through Ujjwala, “

  • At present, the three oil marketing companies – Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL) and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL) – together have a consumer base of 247.2 million active LPG customers in the domestic category, which is being served by 21,566 distributors.

  • As on December 1, India has a total LPG penetration of 89.5 per cent.

  • Based on government data, nearly 80 per cent of Ujjwala consumers come back to the oil marketing companies for a second refill, while 45 per cent take three or more refills in a year.

  • To promote the scheme, the government has also recently launched LPG Panchayats.

- Published/Last Modified on: February 16, 2019

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