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What is the Prime Minister Ujjwala Yojana? How to apply online?

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana was started in 2016. The scheme provides free cooking gas to poor families. So that BPL families can get its benefit.

Until a few years ago, food was cooked only on stoves in villages. Due to which women’s health was adversely affected. Stoves and coal-fired sigris caused many diseases in women. To get rid of this problem, the central government started the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana. Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana was started on 1 May 2016 under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This scheme provides free cooking gas to poor families. So that people of BPL families living in both rural and urban areas can get its benefit.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi started this scheme from Ballia district of Uttar Pradesh. In which gas connection is given free of cost to economically weaker families. Not only this, gas cylinders are given to women on subsidy so that they can use LPG gas throughout the year. Along with this, financial assistance of Rs 1600 is also given on taking the connection so that they can also buy other necessary things related to the gas connection. The government also provides EMI facility for buying gas stove. Today through this article we will know what is the eligibility for Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, how to apply and what are its benefits.

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana was started with the aim of providing security to women and creating a safe environment. In economically backward families, wood, cow dung cakes etc. are used as fuel for cooking. The smoke emitted from this is the root cause of many diseases. Poor families do not even have the money to buy gas cylinders. That is why Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana was launched. Not only this, the government left no stone unturned in promoting the scheme and motivating women to cook food in clean fuel. Initially, the government gave the message to women through advertisements, street plays and posters. After which today many women are free from the smoke of the stove and are using LPG gas for cooking.
Name of the scheme Prime Minister Ujjwala Scheme
when did it start 1 May 2016
who started it Prime Minister Narendra Modi
under whose control Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Government of India
Objective of the scheme Providing clean fuel to economically weaker families by providing them free LPG connections
Beneficiary Women above 18 years of age from poor families
Relief fund Rs 1600
where did it start from Ballia, Uttar Pradesh
Official Website www.pmuy.gov.in
toll free number 18002666696

  • Keeping women in mind, the central government launched the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana.
  • The Rs 1600 received under the scheme is transferred directly to the women’s account.
  • Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana is only for those families who fall below the poverty line.
  • Earlier, only five crore families were included in it. But after the amendment, the number of beneficiaries has been increased. So far, about 8 crore people in the country have taken advantage of this scheme.
  • Cylinders are given to poor families on subsidy.
  • In a year, three cylinders of 14.2 kg each are given free by the government.
  • If someone buys a gas cylinder and gas stove for the first time under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, then he is also given the facility of EMI.
  • Even after having a gas connection under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, many people still cook food on stoves. Due to which they are advised from time to time by the government.
  • Earlier, wood or coal was used for cooking. Due to which, not only smoke was generated, but there was a deep impact on health and exploitation of natural resources was also done arbitrarily. Activities like cutting wood from forests, burning stove with coal were done. Due to which the environment was polluted. But after the introduction of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, this has reduced.
  • Women have also been relieved from the harmful effects of smoke.
  • Women from poor families of the country are being given the benefit of this scheme.
  • After the success of the first phase of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, the Modi government at the Center also started the second phase.
  1. All the women of the country who are above 18 years of age can apply for Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana.
  2. Women must be residents of India.
  3. It is necessary for women to have BPL card.
  4. To avail the benefit of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, women must also have their own bank account.
  5. It is mandatory for the bank account to be linked with Aadhar card.
  6. If the family is already taking benefit of the scheme then the woman of that family will not get its benefit.

Beneficiaries of Antyodaya Anna Yojana can avail benefits under this scheme.

  • Tea plantation tribe people,
  • women from backward classes,
  • Women coming under the list of section-11,
  • Women having BPL card,
  • forest dweller family,
  • Women of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

To avail the benefits of the scheme, you can also apply online. For this, you have to follow some procedure.

  1. First of all go to the official website of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana www.pmuy.gov.in.
  2. Now on the home page you have to select the download option.
  3. Now you will get the option to download four forms. Which includes Ujjwala Form Hindi, Ujjwala Form English, Ujjwala KYC Form Hindi and the fourth Ujjwala KYC Form English.
  4. Out of these four options, click on the Ujjwala form as per your language and download it.
  5. If you want, you can also get this form from the LPG centre.
  6. After getting the print out of the form, fill in all the required information like your name, age, address.
  7. A list of necessary documents will also be asked for in the form. Attach them with the form.
  8. Now read the form carefully once and submit it at your nearest LPG centre.
  9. After this, when the verification of your form and all the documents is completed, you will get a free gas connection.

You can apply for Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana even without going to the LPG centre.

  1. First of all go to the official site of Ujjwala Yojana www.pmuy.gov.in.
  2. Now click on the option ‘Apply for PMUY Connection’ on the home page.
  3. A dialog box will open in front of you. There will be many options in it. These options will have links to get cylinders from different gas companies.
  4. You click on any one box of the company whose gas cylinder you want to get.
  5. After this another page will open. In which information like your name, distributor’s name, mobile number, address, pin code etc. will be asked.
  6. After filling all the information, submit all the required documents.
  7. Now you have to click on the apply button. After which your application will be completed.

  1. First of all go to the official website of the scheme www.pmuy.gov.in.
  2. The option of Find Your Nearest LPG Distributor will be visible on the home page itself.
  3. In this you will get three options – Indane, Bharat Gas and HP.
  4. Select your state, district and block by clicking on any one.
  5. Now complete the process by clicking on the Locate option.

To avail the benefits of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, the beneficiary has to fill the form. For which it is mandatory for him to have some documents.

  1. Aadhar card
  2. bank account linked to aadhar card
  3. Registered mobile number
  4. Address proof
  5. Bank account details
  6. BPL Card
  7. Age Certificate
  8. Voter ID
  9. caste certificate
  10. Passport size photo

Without filling the KYC form you will not get free Faisal connection. Follow the procedure given below to fill the KYC form.

  1. First of all you have to visit the official site www.pmuy.gov.in.
  2. Here go to the download option on the home page.
  3. Now four forms will appear in front of you, out of which click on the KYC form and download it.
  4. After taking print of the form, fill all the required information in it.
  5. Now submit this form at your nearest LPG office.
  6. If you cannot download the form, you can also get this form from your nearest LPG centre.

After the success of the first phase of the scheme, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the second phase of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana 2.0 on 10 August 2021. In which migrant laborers were also included. That is, they do not need a permanent address of ration card to avail the benefits of the scheme. They can also avail the benefits of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana wherever they are living. For this, the central government also expanded its budget. On February 1, 2021, Finance Minister Nirmala Sita Raman informed that till 2020 itself, 7.4 crore free LPG gas connections have been given under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana.

You can get information about whether your name is in the list of beneficiaries under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana or not while sitting at home. For this, you have to follow some procedure.

  1. First of all go to the official site of PMUY department www.pmuy.gov.in.
  2. Now the home page of the website will open in front of you.
  3. In which you have to go to the new list.
  4. On clicking, a new page will open on the screen.
  5. In which select information like your state, district, block.
  6. After this you have to submit the form.
  7. After submitting, the list of the required field will open in front of you. In which you can check the name.

  1. To give feedback also you will have to visit the official site www.pmuy.gov.in.
  2. The feedback option will open in front of you on the home page.
  3. As soon as you click on it, the feedback form will open in front of you.
  4. After filling the requested information in the form, you have to give your feedback and submit the form.

The central government has also issued toll free numbers for providing information about the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana and for complaints related to it. These numbers are 1906, 18002333555, 18002666696

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