Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY)

The Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) was launched on May 1, 2016, by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The scheme, overseen by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and led by Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, aims to provide clean cooking fuel in the form of LPG to rural and economically weaker households.

On this page, I will provide information on PM Ujjwala Yojana 2.0 registration, eligibility, benefits, objectives, and more.

Latest Updates

The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved the continuation of the subsidy for Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) beneficiaries.

This subsidy provides Rs. 300 per 14.2 kg cylinder (and proportionally for 5 kg cylinders) for up to 12 refills per year during FY 2024-25. As of March 1, 2024, there are over 10.27 crore PMUY beneficiaries.

The government has allocated Rs. 12,000 crore for this subsidy for the financial year, and the subsidy amount will be directly credited to the bank accounts of eligible beneficiaries.

Overview

In May 2016, the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MOPNG) started the ‘Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana’ (PMUY) with the tagline "Swachh Indhan, Behtar Jeevan". This scheme aims to provide clean cooking fuel like LPG to rural and poor households that used to rely on firewood, coal, and cow-dung cakes, which are harmful to health and the environment.

The scheme was launched on May 1, 2016, in Ballia, Uttar Pradesh, by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Objectives

Ujjwala Yojana aims to provide 5 crore LPG connections to women in Below Poverty Line (BPL) households across India. The government targets distributing these connections to improve health and empower women. The scheme’s objectives include:

  • Empowering women and protecting their health.
  • Reducing health hazards from cooking with fossil fuels.
  • Decreasing deaths caused by unclean cooking fuel.
  • Preventing respiratory illnesses in children due to indoor air pollution.

Apply for New Ujjwala 2.0 Connection

Below is the application-related information for Ujjwala 2.0. Follow all the steps to complete the process.

PM Ujjwala Official Portal

Eligibility Criteria for Ujjwala 2.0 Connection

  • Age Requirement: The applicant, who must be a woman, should be at least 18 years old.
  • No Existing LPG Connection: There should be no other LPG connection from any Oil Marketing Company (OMC) in the same household.
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Under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojna free LPG connections are provided by Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) to the women belonging to the Below Poverty Line (BPL) households.
  • Eligible Categories: The applicant should be an adult woman belonging to any of the following categories:
    • Scheduled Castes (SC)
    • Scheduled Tribes (ST)
    • Beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Gramin)
    • Most Backward Classes (MBC)
    • Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY)
    • Tea and Ex-Tea Garden Tribes
    • Forest Dwellers
    • Residents of Islands and River Islands
    • Households listed under SECC Households (AHL TIN)
    • Any Poor Household as per 14-point declaration
Eligibility Criteria Ujjwala 2.0

Required Documents

  • Know Your Customer (KYC): Completed KYC form.
  • Aadhaar Card: Aadhaar card of the applicant as Proof of Identity and Proof of Address (not mandatory for residents of Assam and Meghalaya).
  • Ration Card: Ration card issued by the state from which the application is being made, other state government documents certifying family composition, or a self-declaration as per Annexure I (for migrant applicants).
  • Bank Details: Bank account number and IFSC.
  • Supplementary KYC: Additional KYC documents to support the family's status.
Required Documents For Ujjwala 2.0

Application Process

Applicants can apply for the Ujjwala 2.0 connection by submitting their application to any distributor of their choice. This can be done either in person at the distributor's office or online through the official portal.

Verification and Issuance Process

  • Application Matching: LPG field officials will match the application against the SECC - 2011 database to verify BPL status. They will then enter the applicant's details (name, address, etc.) into a dedicated OMC web portal using a login/password provided by the OMCs.
  • Deduplication and Due Diligence: OMCs will electronically undertake a deduplication exercise and other due diligence measures to ensure the authenticity of the application.
  • Connection Issuance: Upon completing the above stages, the OMC will issue the connection to the eligible beneficiaries.

Benefits

The benefits of PMUY are outlined in the table below:

Cash Assistance for PMUY Connections Amount
14.2 kg Cylinder Rs. 1600
5 kg Cylinder Rs. 1150
Component 14.2 kg Cylinder 5 kg Cylinder
Security Deposit of Cylinder Rs. 1250 Rs. 800
Pressure Regulator Rs. 150 Rs. 150
LPG Hose Rs. 100 Rs. 100
Domestic Gas Consumer Card Rs. 25 Rs. 25
Inspection/Installation/Demonstration Rs. 75 Rs. 75
Additional Benefits
All PMUY beneficiaries will receive the first LPG refill and stove (hotplate) free of cost with their deposit-free connection, provided by the Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs).
A targeted subsidy of Rs. 300 per 14.2 kg cylinder (pro-rated for 5 kg cylinders) will be provided for up to 12 refills per year to PMUY beneficiaries during FY 2024-25.

Financial Support and Options

  • Connection Charges: The government will cover the connection charges.
  • EMI Option: The new consumer can opt for EMIs to cover the cost of a cooking stove and the first refill. The EMI amount will be recovered by the OMCs from the subsidy amount due to the consumer on each refill.
  • Additional Contributions: State governments, voluntary organizations, or individuals can contribute to the cost of the stove and/or first refill in coordination with the OMCs. This must be done under the PMUY scheme, with no other scheme name or tagline allowed without express approval from the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoP&NG).

Outreach Programs

  • Melas and Distribution Events: OMCs will organize events at various locations to distribute connections to BPL families. These events will be held in the presence of public representatives and distinguished personalities from the area.
  • Scheme Coverage: The scheme will cover BPL families under all forms of distributorship and for various cylinder sizes (like 14.2 kg, 5 kg, etc.) depending on the field situation.

PM Ujjwala 2.0

On August 10, 2021, at 12:30 PM, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Ujjwala 2.0 by handing over LPG connections in Mahoba, Uttar Pradesh, via video conferencing.

Ujjwala 1.0 to Ujjwala 2.0

  • Ujjwala 1.0: Launched in 2016, aimed to provide LPG connections to 5 crore women in BPL households. In April 2018, it expanded to include women from SC/ST, PMAY, AAY, most backward classes, tea gardens, forest dwellers, and islands, with a revised target of 8 crore connections, achieved in August 2019.
  • Ujjwala 2.0: Announced in the Union budget for FY 21-22, it adds one crore more LPG connections for low-income families not covered previously. Ujjwala 2.0 offers deposit-free LPG connections, a free first refill, and a hotplate.

Helpline

For help and assistance, you can contact using the following options:

Help and Assistance Contact Information
LPG Emergency Helpline 1906
Toll-Free Helpline 1800-233-3555
Ujjwala Helpline 1800-266-6696

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