PM Ujjwala Yojana: LPG Cylinder Subsidy Increased for One Year

The Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) brings promising news for its beneficiaries as the government announces a substantial increase in LPG cylinder subsidies.

With a boost of Rs 300 per cylinder for one year, this decision is set to benefit over 9 crore individuals across the nation.

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Implemented with immediate effect from March 7, the subsidy extension will remain valid until March 31, 2025, providing relief to households relying on clean cooking fuel.

Enhanced Support for LPG Users

Previously raised from Rs 200 to Rs 300 per cylinder in October, the government’s latest move is expected to incur a total expenditure of Rs 12,000 crore for the financial year 2024-25.

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The subsidy will be directly credited to the bank accounts of eligible beneficiaries, reducing the effective price of domestic LPG to Rs 603 per 14.2 kg cylinder in Delhi.

Notably, the average LPG consumption among PMUY consumers has witnessed a significant 29% increase, reflecting the program’s positive impact.

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Key Features of Ujjwala Yojana

Under the Ujjwala Yojana, eligible candidates receive a cash subsidy of ₹1600 for a new 14.2 kg gas connection and ₹1150 for a 5 kg cylinder.

This subsidy covers various expenses including security deposit, regulator, LPG pipe, domestic gas consumer card, and inspection fee.

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Price Variation Across Cities

As of now, the price of a 14.2 kg LPG cylinder varies across different cities:

New Delhi: ₹903

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Mumbai: ₹902.5

Gurugram: ₹911.5

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Bangalore: ₹905.5

Kolkata: ₹929

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Chennai: ₹918.5

Hyderabad: ₹955

Noida: ₹900.5

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Data sourced from bankbazaar.com.

Eligibility Criteria

To avail of the Ujjwala scheme, the applicant must be an adult female aged 18 years or older, belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, backward classes, or forest dwellers.

The enhanced subsidy under PMUY signifies the government’s commitment to promoting clean energy access and ensuring the welfare of citizens across diverse socio-economic backgrounds.

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