A gas cylinder in Rs 180…Modi’s big GIFT for women
New Delhi, May 28: The Prime Minister Ujjwala Yojna (PMUY),
which won the BJP-led NDA government with just a lot of votes
from rural women in the general elections, with a focus of the
incoming government to expand it further under the government
is supposed to. Delivery and use of small 5 kg LPG gas cylinders.
Under MUY, gas connections are
provided to the poverty line
(BPL) families with the support of Rs 1,600 for each connection.
LPG connection is provided on the name of the female member of
Official sources here said that 80 million connections targeted
under PMUY will be completed in
the first 100 days of the new
So far, the bright connection has reached a mark of 71.9 million.
After achieving this goal, the use of small 5 kg cylinders will be
made mandatory under the scheme so that it is available
throughout the country and helps in supporting the cooking gas
In public sector oil marketing, the average LPG cylinder refill
under Ujwala is a pitiable 3 per year, while the national average is
close to seven refills in a year. The cost of cylinders is a big factor
as the refill is not 100 percent subsidized.
The executive of the
“It can change the use of small cylinders under the scheme,” he
While in Delhi, the customer has
to pay around 712 rupees during
the purchase of a 14.2 kg cylinder (within the 12 refills domestic
limit), the Subsidy Scheme under the Direct Benefit Transfer
(DBT) scheme of the female customer’s bank account About Rs
In the case of a 5-kg cylinder,
while the current cost of refill is
around Rs 260, which will be deposited in the subsidiary bank
account, it is about Rs 80.
The Petroleum Ministry studied the shoe that the high cost of cylinder refill of 14.2 kg is the main reason for a low number of LPG cylinders by BPL families.
With a 5-kg cylinder, refill can be a third of the cost of a regular cylinder. This will help families to increase the usage of gas connections under Ujjwal.
Apart from this, the portability of
the widespread popularity of this cleaner medium for cooking.
According to sources, the scope of this Vote Garner scheme will
the cooking medium will reach the lowest level of the population.
MUY was rolled out in the
country from Uttar Pradesh in 2016.
Under this, the initial target for
the connection was kept low, but
as the government became popular, it continued to increase and
rapidly increasing penetration in time.
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