How to Apply for Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana

Published Date - 23 September 2017 02:29:24 Updated Date - 25 October 2017 06:06:51

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana was launched by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 1.05. 2016 in Ballia, Uttar Pradesh and subsequently the scheme was launched on 15.05.2016 in Dahod (Gujarat) by Hon’ble MOS(I/C) MOP&NG and was attended by Hon’ble Chief Ministers of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. After this several state & district level launches were conducted in Srinagar (Uttarakhand), Faizabad (UP), Sambalpur (Odissa), Lucknow (UP) , Patna ( Bihar) and Shahdol (MP) which were flagged by Hon'ble MoS I/c P&NG and other Central and state Ministers.

Under this scheme, 5 Cr LPG connections will be provided to BPL families with a support of Rs.1600 per connection in the next 3 years. 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. Identification of the BPL families will be done through Socio Economic Caste Census Data.


Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana is a new social welfare scheme for free distribution of LPG connection to BPL households across the country. The interested BPL candidates can apply for the Ujjwala Yojana by filling up the application form (in prescribed format) and submitting at the nearest LPG outlet/distribution center.

Only the women candidate from the BPL households is eligible to apply for the scheme. The identification of the eligible BPL households will be done on the basis of SECC – 2011 (Rural) database. The identification of BPL candidates in urban areas will be done on the basis of more factors.


Application Procedure for Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana

  • A woman of the BPL household, may apply for a new LPG connection (in the prescribed format) to the nearest LPG distributor.


  • While submitting the application form, the woman needs to submit detailed address, Jandhan 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.



Objectives of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana

Ujjwala Yojana is aimed at providing 5 Crore LPG connections in the name of women in BPL (Below Poverty Line) households across the country. The government has set a target of 5 Crore LPG connections to be distributed to the BPL households across the country under the scheme. Some of the objectives of the scheme are

  1. Empowering women and protecting their health.
  2. Reducing the serious health hazards associated with cooking based on fossil fuel.
  3. Reducing the number of deaths in India due to unclean cooking fuel.
  4. Preventing young children from significant number of acute respiratory illnesses caused due to indoor air pollution by burning the fossil fuel.


Important points about Ujjwala Yojana application

  • The details filled in the application form will be verified against authorized list of BPL population available with Oil Marketing Companies.
  • Before releasing the new connection, the company will also verify and confirm the non-existance of LPG connection at your premises.
  • If the applicant avail EMI to purchase the stove and cover the cost of first refill, the amount will be recovered from the subsidy amount of future refills by the applicant.
  • The scheme provides cash assistance to cover the cost of Security deposit of Cylinder, Pressure regulator, cost of DGCC, Suraksha hose and installation and administrative charges.


The complete details of the scheme are also available in Hindi, use the below link to read in Hindi
Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana in Hindi.

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