Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) Launched in Delhi

Published Date - 13 April 2018 07:03:22 Updated Date - 13 April 2018 07:04:37

The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas launched Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana in New Delhi. It was inaugurated by Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan. Under it gas connections will be distributed to identified beneficiary women in the national capital.

During the event, about 400 LPG connections were handed over to families belonging to below poverty line category. Target under this scheme has been increased from the existing 5 crore connections to 8 crore connections by 2020.

Now all the BPL Families in Delhi whose names appears in the  SECC 2011 Data can get free LPG gas connection. As a mark of token for launching the scheme, Oil Minister distributes new LPG connections and cylinders to the selected beneficiaries. PM Ujjwala Yojana was first launched on 1 May 2016 in Ballia, UP. This schemes aims to provide cleaner fuel to all the domestic women and to reduce their mortality rate due to inhalation of smoke.

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana(PMUY)

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) PMUY was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in May 2016 with tagline of Swachh Indhan, Behtar Jeevan. The scheme’s motive is to provide free of cost LPG (cooking gas) connections to women from BPL Households. Through it, cash assistance is given to beneficiaries to get a deposit-free new connection.

The scheme aims to empower women and protect their health by shifting them from traditional cooking based on unclean cooking fuels or on fossil fuels to clean cooking gas. It is first social welfare scheme implemented by Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. In February 2018, Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) had approved to enhance target base of PMUY from 5 crore to 8 crore.

PM Ujjwala Yojana – PMUY Scheme in Delhi

PMUY was launched at Yamuna Sports Complex in New Delhi. Any BPL woman residing in Delhi who does not possess any LPG gas connection can now apply at All the applicants whose name appears in SECC-2011 Data can download the application form in pdf format and submit it to the concerned authority. After verification from Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs), applicants will get LPG Connection.

Every year around 5 lakh women die from domestic pollution or are susceptible to other respiratory diseases. So, govt. has decided to provide clean and safe fuel to every family in Delhi to ensure proper health of women and children.

Till date, around 3.5 crore women have received this free LPG Connection and their life has been transformed. The primary objective is to provide clean fuel and eliminate health hazards due to smoke. This scheme also promotes “Make in India Campaign”.

Previously in Union Budget 2018-19, govt. has revised its targets for providing Ujjwala Connections. Central govt. has increased its target from 5 crore people to 8 crore people by 2020.



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