The Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana was launched to safeguard the health of women and the household from consumption of unhealthy fuels by providing them with clean cooking fuel in the form of LPG.
The scheme is designed to protect the health of the women by curbing health issues that result from consuming fossil fuels and other fuels used for cooking. Moreover it also reduces casualties that occur as a result of unclean fuels and control respiratory issues due to consumption of unhealthy fuels. Apart from furthering the health of women, this scheme also seeks to empower women in rural India by issuing connections under the name of the women in the household.
A woman of the BPL household, may apply for a new LPG connection to the nearest LPG distributor.
Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana was launched by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on May 1st, 2016 in Ballia, Uttar Pradesh. Under this scheme, more than 5 Cr LPG connections has already been provided to BPL families as per latest estimates .The Scheme provides a financial support of Rs 1600 for each LPG connection to the BPL households. The administrative cost of Rs. 1600 per connection, which includes a cylinder, pressure regulator, booklet, safety hose, etc. would be borne by the Government. Ensuring women’s empowerment, especially in rural India, the connections will be issued in the name of women of the households. Rs. 8000 Cr. has been allocated towards the implementation of the scheme.
One could apply for the scheme by following the conditions listed below :
• While submitting the application form, the woman needs to submit detailed address, Jan Dhan Bank Account and Aadhar number of all members of the household.
• The connection will be issued by the Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) to the eligible beneficiaries after processing the application.
• In case the consumer opts for EMI, the EMI amount will be adjusted against the subsidy amount due to the consumer on each refill.
The application forms in Hindi and English can be downloaded here
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