13 Dec 2023 2:50 PM GMT


75 lakh LPG connections to be released in 3 years under Ujjwala Yojana

Kochi Bureau

commercial cylinders price increased


Beneficiaries to reach 10.35 crore.

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet has approved release of 75 lakh LPG connections over three years from Financial Year 2023-24 to 2025-26 under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY). Provisioning of 75 lakh additional Ujjwala connections will take total number of PMUY beneficiaries to 10.35 crore.

A government release said that as per the existing modalities of Ujjawala 2.0, the first refill and stove will also be provided free of cost to Ujjwala beneficiaries.

A targeted subsidy of Rs.200 per 14.2 kg LPG cylinder for upto 12 refills per year is being provided to PMUY consumers. Without continuation of PMUY, eligible poor households may not be able to get their due benefit under the scheme, the release added.