Ujjwala scheme : 90 lakh beneficiaries did not refill the cylinder

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In the last financial year, 90 lakh beneficiaries of flagship welfare scheme Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana did not refill their cylinders.

  •  Along with this, there are about 1 crore beneficiaries who have filled the cylinder only once in a year after taking LPG connection.

  • About the PM Ujjwala Yojana

  • It is a central government scheme launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2016.

  • The aim of the scheme was to provide Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) connections to five crore women of below poverty line (BPL) households in the first phase.

  • In the second phase, a target has been set to provide LPG connections to eight crore women by March 2020.

  • Under this scheme financial assistance of Rs 1600 is provided to BPL families for each LPG connection.

  • The scheme was expanded in April 2018 to include women beneficiaries from seven more categories (SC/ST, PMAY, AAY, Most backward classes, tea garden, forest dwellers, Islands).

  • Nodal Ministry - Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoPNG)

  • Ujjwala Scheme 2.0

  • It aims to provide maximum benefits to migrants who live in other states and find it difficult to furnish address proof.

  • They only have to give "Self Declaration" to get the benefit.

  • Under Ujjwala 2.0, an additional 10 million LPG connections will be provided to the beneficiaries.

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