In the budget presented on February 1, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has announced an additional 1 crore gas connections under the Ujjawala Yojna. “The free cooking gas LPG scheme (Ujjawala) will be expanded and more than one crore beneficiaries will be brought under this ambit,” the finance minister said. In Ujjawala Yojana, families who fall in BPL category as per 2011 census can avail the benefits of this scheme.
The Ujjawala scheme will connect 1 crore families
One crore women will soon be able to avail the benefits of the Ujjawala scheme. Under Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojana, the government provides home cooking gas (LPG) connection to families living below the poverty line. The Ujjawala scheme aims to provide free LPG connection to a total of 1 crore BPL families.
What is the Prime Minister’s Celebration Scheme?
The Government of India will provide financial assistance of Rs. 1600 / – under the Ujjawala scheme to every family living below the poverty line in the Ujjawala scheme. This amount will be for the purchase of LPG gas connection. In addition, installment (EMI) facility can be provided to pay for the cost of purchasing stoves and filling LPG cylinders for the first time.
How to apply?
Even today millions of women in the villages cook on wood and dung stoves, which has a detrimental effect on health. Only a woman from the BPL family can apply for a gas connection under the Ujjawala scheme. For this you have to fill the KYC form and give it to the nearest LPG center. When applying, you should also state whether you want to take a 14.2 kg cylinder or a 5 kg cylinder. The application form of Ujjawala Yojana can be downloaded from the website of Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojana or it can also be obtained through LPG Center.
What documents should there be?
BPL Card, BPL Ration Card, Aadhar Card, Water ID, Passport Size Photo, Copy of Ration Card, Self-Declaration Form Verified by Gazetted Officer, LIC Policy, Bank Statement, Print of Name in BPL List Authorized by Panchayat Officer or Municipal Corporation Chairman Out.