Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana is a very ambitious scheme launched by the Government of India by Narendra Modi. Under the Ujjwala scheme, the Government of India is providing LPG connections. At the time of the launch of the scheme, LPG connection was decided to be given only in the name of women belonging to below poverty line families but now under this scheme, all ration cardholders will be given LPG connection free of cost.
Under the scheme, the Government of India will provide free LPG connections to more than 10 crore BPL and poor families in the country by the year 2021. Till the current financial year (2018-19), LPG connections have been provided to 6 crore BPL (Below Poverty Line) households across the country.
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Purpose of Prime Minister Ujjwala Yojana
The main objective of Ujjwala Yojana is to promote the use of clean fuel across India which can be accomplished by distributing LPG connections free of cost. One of the objectives of implementing the scheme is that it will promote women empowerment and women’s health can also be protected.
Reducing the use of impure fossil fuels currently in use and reducing pollution by increasing the use of pure fuels is also one of the major goals of the scheme.
The diseases which are caused by the burning of impure fossil fuels used for cooking, are also likely to come down after the implementation of the Ujjwala scheme. In this way, this scheme will also prove helpful in keeping women and children healthy.
How to Apply for Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana 2021
Applying for the scheme is very easy. Interested candidates who want to take advantage of the scheme have to fill the application form of Ujjwala scheme and submit it to their nearest LPG distribution center.
The application form of Ujjwala Yojana can be obtained free of cost from the LPG distribution center or can also be downloaded online. It is necessary to fill all the information sought in the 2-page application form such as name, address, Aadhar card number, Jan Dhan / bank account number etc.
Within the application form, the applicant can choose whether he wants a 14.2 kg gas cylinder or a 5 kg one.
Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana Application Form 2021
The prescribed application form to apply for Ujjwala Yojana can be obtained free of cost from your nearest LPG distribution center. The application form can also be downloaded online after that print can be filled.
The application form is available in both Hindi and English language. Click on the link given below to download the application form online.
List of documents required for the scheme
The copy of the documents required for the scheme will have to be submitted along with the application form. The list of required documents is as follows.
- BPL certificate authorized by Panchayat Officer or Nagar Palika President
- BPL Ration Card
- A photo ID such as Aadhar card or Voter ID card
- A passport size photo
- driving license
- lease agreement
- Telephone, electricity or water bill
- copy of passport
- Self-declaration form attested by gazetted officer
- Ration card
- Flat Allotment / Possession Letter
- housing registration document
- LIC policy
- bank/credit card statement
All the above mentioned documents need not be attached with the application form. For accurate information about this, contact your nearest LPG distribution center only.
Eligibility for Ujjwala Yojana
It is very important for the people interested in the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana to be eligible for the scheme. Those applicants who are not found eligible will not be given gas connection. The main points of eligibility are as follows.
- All the information given by the applicant will be mixed with SECC-2011 data and only after that it will be decided whether the applicant is eligible for the scheme or not.
- Applicant age must be 18 years or above
- Applicant should be a woman belonging to BPL family, men cannot apply for this scheme.
- There should not already be any LPG connection in the name of the applicant in the house
- Applicant must have BPL certificate or BPL ration card
- All the information given by the applicant in the application form must be correct
The list of eligible BPL families for the scheme will be prepared with the help of the state government and union territories. Oil trading companies will match the information of all rural applicants applying for this scheme with the database of SECC-2011 and only then will provide gas connection.
Plan budgeting and funding
Initially, the Government of India had made a total budget of Rs 8000 crore for the implementation of the scheme which was for 3 years. But now this budget has been increased to Rs 12800 crore and 3 crore new beneficiaries have also been included under the scheme.
The funding of the scheme or the money spent on the scheme will be from the money saved in LPG subsidy. Under the “Give-it-Up” campaign launched by the Government of India in January 2015, around 1.13 crore people have given up LPG subsidies and are buying LPG cylinders at market price. Thousands of crores of rupees have been saved so far from the campaign, which will be used for the Ujjwala scheme.
Under the Financial Assistance Scheme, the Government of India will provide financial assistance of Rs 1600 to each eligible BPL family, which will be for buying a gas connection.
The Government of India will also provide the facility of installments to BPL families to pay for the cost of purchasing stoves and filling cylinders for the first time.
implementation of the plan
The scheme will be implemented under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Government of India. This is the first such scheme of the Petroleum Ministry in history, which will benefit the women of crores of poor families. The implementation of the scheme at the basic level will be done by the oil trading companies.
The scheme will be run for 5 years from the financial year 2016-17 to 2020-21. Under this scheme, families living in rural and urban areas who are below the poverty line will be provided LPG gas connection free of cost.
Guidelines for the Ujjwala Yojana
Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has also published the guidelines of the scheme. Click on the link below to read the guidelines or download it here in PDF format.
key points of the plan
|scheme name||Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana|
|launch||1 May 2016|
|ministry||Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas|
|the main purpose||To provide free LPG connection to below poverty line families|
|what will you get||A new empty LPG cylinder, a pressure regulator, free DGCC manual, a safety hose, free installation|
|Other Objectives||Promote women empowerment, reduce diseases caused by impure fuel in children and women, reduce indoor and outdoor air pollution|
|aim||Distributing LPG connections to over 10 crore poor families|
|time limit||by 2020-21|
|total budget||16000 crore|
|financial help||Rs 1600 assistance to each BPL family|
|eligibility||SECC – 2011 data , beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awas Yojana, SC/ST, and other poor families|
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