PM Ujjwala Yojana Launched in Madhya Pradesh– 70000 Gas Connections Distributed

Published Date - 03 November 2017 04:17:42 Updated Date - 03 November 2017 04:27:58

Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojana (PMUY) was launched today at Shahdol by  Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Chief Minister, Madhya Pradesh in the presence of Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY), the ambitious scheme of the Central Government of India. It was initially launched by the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narender Modi on 1 May 2017 at Ballia Uttar Pradesh. After this launch, PMUY was launched by the different state governments in their state.

Details of PM Ujjwala Yojana Madhya Pradesh

Besides this, recently the Central Government provided the 2.5 croreth gas connection. Through which the Ujjwala Yojana had achieved 50% of its target. This scheme is being implemented across the country and free gas connections are being provided to the poor women belonging to BPL families.

In this order, the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shri Shivraj Singh Chauhan has announced that a total number of 70,000 gas connections have been provided to the people of Sehore District of Madhya Pradesh. He said that the government is ensuring that each household will be covered under this scheme.

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) has been launched in Madhya Pradesh by the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh at Shahdol in the presence of Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.

At the event in Shahdol, the launch of PMUY was marked by distributing the LPG connections to women from BPL families.

As said by the Chief Minister of MP, Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana is an excellent scheme and it fulfills the vision of Hon’ble Prime Minister to provide clean fuel to the BPL families and is a boon to women to experience cooking without smoke.

Under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, the state government aims to provide 35 Lakh connections to BPL households in next three years. 15 Lakh connections will be distributed to non BPL families as a part of providing clean fuel in the state. The total number of LPG consumers in the state is targeted to reach 120 Lakh from current 70 Lakh in next three years.

PMUY, the centrally sponsored scheme is aimed at providing LPG connections to the 5 Crore BPL households across the country in next three years. The central government will provide a financial assistance of Rs. 1600/- per connection per household.

A total budget of Rs. 8000 crores has been set by the central government to run the scheme. The BPL families for distribution of LPG connection will be selected based on the SECC-2011 data. The application forms of Ujjwala Yojana can be downloaded online or obtained from the LPG distributors in your city.

The eligible BPL candidates who are interested in the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana will have to go to the nearest LPG outlet or distribution center and ask for the prescribed application form. The application form can also be downloaded online. The applicants need to fill in their Aadhar number, contact details, savings account number, and the declaration form on the last page. The applicants can opt either for a five kilogram or 14.2 kg cylinder. Key documents that need to be submitted with the completely filled out form include:

  • Aadhar Card or Voter ID Card
  • Savings Account Passbook or bank account statement
  • Residence proof( in the form of telephone/ electricity/ water or telephone bill/house registration document)
  • BPL (Below Poverty Line) Ration Card
  • BPL certificate authorized by the Panchayat Pradhan
  • A recent passport size photograph

The application form along with the attached documents will have to be submitted with the LPG office in the area. The LPG field officials will check the details of the applicant and match them against SECC (Socio Economic and Caste Census) data to confirm eligibility. The LPG gas cylinder will be provided as soon as the applicant is found eligible. The applicant can also opt for an EMI option to cover the stove’s cost and the cost of the first refill.

The subsidies for LPG would be provided directly into the savings accounts of the women in need so that the possibility of corrupt practices is eliminated. This measure is expected to increase the number of savings account applications especially in the rural areas.


Eligibility Criteria for the Scheme

  • The woman applicant must be minimum 18 years of age as on May 1, 2016.
  • She should belong to a BPL household.
  • Her house should not already own an LPG connection.

According to reports, the BPL families will be identified after consultation with the Union territories and the state government. The social welfare scheme will be implemented over a period of three years (FY 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19). Covered under the “Give Back” programme, the PMUY scheme aims to provide five crore connections over a three year period

Rahul Pratap patel


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