PMUY - Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana

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.

Ujjwala Yojana Details

Launch Date 1 May 2016
Targeted Beneficiaries  50 million  
Objective  Provide LPG connections to women of BPL families 
Official Site  www.pmuy.gov.in 

Union Budget highlights:
Around 1 crore new beneficiaries to be covered under the Ujjwala Scheme
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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.

Benefits of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana Scheme

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. 

State-Wise PMUY Connections 

Total number of connections released under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana scheme in India as of September 7th, 2019 is 8,03,39,993 

 
State Approximate No. of Connections Registered & Distributed Under PMUY scheme
Andaman & Nicobar Islands  13,103 
Andhra Pradesh  3,90,998 
Arunachal Pradesh  44,668 
Assam  34,93,730 
Bihar  85,71,668 
Chandigarh  88 
Chhattisgarh  29,98,629 
Dadra and Nagar Haveli  14,438 
Daman and Diu  427 
Delhi  77,051 
Goa  1,081 
Gujarat  29,07,682 
Haryana  7,30,702 
Himachal Pradesh  1,36,084 
Jammu and Kashmir  12,03,246 
Jharkhand  32,93,035 
Karnataka  31,51,238 
Kerala  2,56,303 
Lakshadweep  292 
Madhya Pradesh  71,79,224 
Maharashtra  44,37,624 
Manipur  1,56,195 
Meghalaya  1,50,664 
Mizoram  28,913 
Nagaland  55,143 
Odisha  47,50,478 
Puducherry  13,566 
Punjab  12,25,067 
Rajasthan  63,92,482 
Sikkim  8,747 
Tamil Nadu  32,43,190 
Telangana  10,75,202 
Tripura  2,72,323 
Uttar Pradesh  1,47,86,745 
Uttarakhand  4,04,703 
West Bengal  88,76,053 

Budget and Funding for the scheme 

This scheme is being implemented by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. The budget that has been allotted by the government is currently Rs.2000 crore for the financial year 2016 to 2017. These LPG connections will be provided to over 1.5 crore families living below poverty line. 

This scheme will be implemented over a period of three years and a total amount of Rs.8,000 crores has been allotted for it. Money that has been saved due to the ‘Give-it-up’ subsidy campaign will also be used for the same. Eligible households will receive a support of Rs.1,600 and will be in the name of the female head of the entire household. EMI facilities have also been made available. 

PMUY Helpline Number 

The nationwide PMUY helpline number is 1906. It is a 24x7 helpline number of LPG leakage complaints. 

Pradhan Mantri LPG Panchayat 

The ‘Pradhan Mantri LPG Panchayat’ is an event in which meeting between the Prime Minister and the beneficiaries of the PMUY scheme takes place so that the beneficiaries can raise their concerns, if they have any regarding the services of the scheme. As per a statement released by the government, these meetings serve the purpose of establishing a deeper connect between the government and the beneficiaries. 

Frequently Asked Questions on Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Scheme

  1. Are the guidelines of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Scheme notified by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural LPG?

    Yes. The guidelines of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Scheme has been notified by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural LPG.

  2. How Can I Find out if I’m eligible to apply for the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana?

    The beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana will be selected or identified through the published SECC-2011 data. If your name appears in the data, you will be eligible to apply.

  3. I’m a PMUY beneficiary. Am I allowed to buy an LPG stove outside from the market and still avail the PMUY benefit?

    Yes. You are allowed to buy an LPG stove outside from the market and still avail the PMUY benefit as long as you buy an ISI marked stove.

  4. Should I be paying for the Suraksha Hose, DGCC, and installation?

    A total cost of up to Rs.1,600 will be paid by the Government of India. The government will reimburse this amount per connection to the respective Oil Marketing Company. In return, the Oil Marketing Companies reimburse Suraksha Hose Pipe cost, DGCC book, installation charges, and administrative of about Rs.200 to the respective distributor on a weekly basis.

  5. My mother applied for the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana. Her name is appearing as the applicant on the application. She is not alive, can I or her granddaughter claim the benefit and get the Uiiwala connection?

    Yes. They are eligible to receive on behalf of the deceased applicant provided they fulfil certain prescribed conditions.

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News about Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) Scheme

  • Govt extends free cooking gas LPG scheme Ujjwala for 1 crore more beneficiaries

    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman during the Union Budget 2021 announced that 1 crore more beneficiaries will now be able to enjoy the benefits of LPG scheme Ujjwala.

    Sitharaman also said that city wide distribution of gas to household and CNG to automobile will be extended to 100 more districts.

    4 February 2021

  • More than 10 crore free LPG cylinders delivered

    More than 10 crore free cooking gas (LPG) cylinders had been supplied to all poor households under the government's relief package between the months of April and June.

    In order to help overcome the economic impact of the pandemic, the government made an announcement regarding a relief package under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY) and this includes cooking gas, free ration, and cash to a few sections. One of the initiatives under the scheme had been to supply three free LPG refills to the 8 crore Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) beneficiaries.

    27 July 2020

  • Beneficiaries of the PM Ujjwala Yojana given time till September to avail free LPG cylinders

    The government on 6 July announced that the beneficiaries of the PM Ujjwala Scheme who are poor women will have time till the end of September to avail the unclaimed LPG cylinders. A total of 3 free LPG cylinders were given as a relief in the wake of COVID-19.

    In March, the government had announced that three LPG cylinders of 14.2kg will be given to the 8 crore beneficiaries of the PM Ujjwala Yojana from April to June. This was to help them cope with economic difficulties during the lockdown period. However, some could not avail the full quota of three cylinders since not all rural or households falling below the poverty line consume one cylinder in one month’s time.

    To help the people, the Union Cabinet had announced the extension of the period for availing free cooking gas by three months, until the end of September. Through an official statement by the government, the relaxation will be made available for those beneficiaries who have been credited with the advance for purchasing the cylinder but did not buy a refill for various reasons.

    10 July 2020

  • LPG cylinder policy revised by the government

    The government has made changes in its policy of free distribution of cooking gas cylinders which was effective from April. According to the new policy, one-third of the price of the cylinder must be paid by the recipients and the rest of the amount will not need to be paid. Moreover, the one-third of the price which is paid will later be reimbursed by the government. This will affect around 80 million families who are recipients of this policy.

    Under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, the beneficiaries will receive 3 LPG cylinders of 14.2 kg free of cost from April to June 2020. The state-run oil retailers have sent a circular which states that the consumers who have received the payment for April and May, will have to make the payment for the third cylinder on their own. 

    The OMC also mentioned that they will reimburse the amount after deduction of any outstanding amount once the confirmation of the LPG distribution is reflected on the portal. Around 240 cylinders should have been distributed in 3 months but according to reports and estimates, 42% of the cylinders only have been distributed.

    The beneficiaries who have not purchased the LPG cylinders with the advance payment will not be able to do so until 31 March 2021 and only once the first payment is used to buy the cylinder, will the second payment be sent. 

    23 June 2020

  • 11 lakh PG cylinders distributed to Ujjwala beneficiaries in Maharashtra for free

    Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. along with various other OMCs have provided more than 11 lakh free LPG cylinders in Maharashtra. According to the government, the cylinders were provided to Ujjwala beneficiaries under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana.

    With the lockdown that has been in effect because of the coronavirus outbreak, a scheme has been launched under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana in association with the Indian Oil and other OMCs. The scheme comes under the Rs.1.72 lakh crore relief package that was announced by the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on 26 March 2020. According to a note provided by the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, a free refill advance of Rs.296 crore has been transferred to PMUY beneficiaries in Maharashtra by OMCs. Out of the Rs.296 crore, Rs.72 crore has been transferred by Indian Oil. In Maharashtra, booking of 13 lakh refills has been done by PMUY beneficiaries in April so far. According to a note, out of the 13 lakh refills, 11 lakh cylinders have been delivered thus far.

    28 April 2020

  • Beneficiaries under the PM Garib Kalyan Yojana can receive free LPG cylinders till March 2021

    All the beneficiaries under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) will be entitled to receive 3 free LPG cylinders from 1 April 2020 to 30 June 2020 according to a notification issued by the Oil Marketing Companies. According to the Standard Operating Procedure, if a beneficiary under the PMUY does not take a refill in the mentioned period of time, they can utilize this to take refills up to 31 March 2021 and these free refills will not be taken into consideration under the existing load deferment scheme.  

    Oil Companies have mentioned that the validity of the scheme will be from April to 30 June 2020 and this scheme will be applicable for the 14.2 kg cylinders only. There is a proposition to initiate this process of transferring the Retail Selling Price for the first refill to the linked bank accounts of the PMUY customers by 3 April or 4 April. Once the confirmation from the bank is given on the success of the credit in the bank account of the customer, an SMS will be sent to the customer by the Oil Marketing Companies that they can proceed to book the cylinder.  

    For the second refill, the existing check on the time gap of 15 days between the first free delivery and the next delivery will be applicable. Only one cylinder can be given in a month.  

    14 April 2020

  • Households with Ujjwala LPG connection to get free cylinders for 3 months

    All the households which have the Ujjwala LPG connection will be getting free refills until June. This, along with the provision of free food grains from ration shops will be providing food for 8.3 crore households who are poor.   

    This measure is a part of the relief package of Rs.1.7 lakh crore announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday. Oil Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan has mentioned that the package provided will help mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on the urban and rural poor, along with farmers, health workers, migrant workers, senior citizens and the other vulnerable sections of the society.   

    The free cylinders will help the problem of low consumption by beneficiaries. The Comptroller and Auditor General’s report had stated that the average refill consumption at 3.66 among the beneficiaries who had completed one year till March 2018. Analysis for 3.18 crore PMUY beneficiaries on 31 December 2018 stated than refill consumption had declined to 3.21 refills per annum.  

    Along with helping to provide food on the table, the free cylinders is also expected to prompt people to switch to LPG without stepping out of their homes, especially in semi-urban and urban areas.

    27 March 2020

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