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Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojna (PMYU)

  • Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana is an ambitious social welfare scheme of Narendra Modi Government launched on 1st May 2016 from Ballia in Uttar Pradesh. Under the PM Ujjwala Yojana, the government aims to provide LPG connections to BPL households in the country. The scheme is aimed at replacing the unclean cooking fuels mostly used in the rural India with the clean and more efficient LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas).

    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

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

    How to Apply for Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana:

    The eligible women candidates from BPL families can apply for the scheme by filling up the Ujjwala Yojana KYC application form (in prescribed format).

    The interested candidates require to fill the 2 page application form and attach required documents along with the form. The basic details such as Name, Contact details, Jan Dhan / Bank account number, Aadhar card number etc are required to fill in the application form.The KYC Application forms for Ujjwala Yojana can also be downloaded online and submitted to nearest LPG outlet along with required documents.

    List of Required Documents for Ujjwala Yojana Application

    Below is the list of mandatory documents to be attached along with the filled application form.

    • BPL Certificate Authorized by Panchayat Pradhan / Municipality Chairman.
    • BPL Ration Card.
    • One Photo ID (Aadhar Card or Voter ID Card).
    • One Recent Passport Size Photograph.

    Implementation of PM Ujjwala Yojana:

    The scheme will be implemented by the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas. This is first time in the history that Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas is implementing such an enormous welfare scheme which will benefit Crores of women belonging to the poorest households.

    This Scheme would be implemented over three years, namely, the FY 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19.

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