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Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY)


Published on Oct 24, 2018

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY)

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) aims to safeguard the health of women & children by providing them with a clean cooking fuel – LPG, so that they don’t have to compromise their health in smoky kitchens or wander in unsafe areas collecting firewood.

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana was launched by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on May 1st, 2016 in Ballia, Uttar Pradesh. Under this scheme, 5 Cr LPG connections will be provided to BPL families with a support of Rs.1600 per connection in the next 3 years. Ensuring women’s empowerment, especially in rural India, the connections will be issued in the name of women of the households. Rs. 8000 Cr. has been allocated towards the implementation of the scheme. Identification of the BPL families will be done through Socio Economic Caste Census Data.

PMUY is likely to result in an additional employment of around 1 Lakh and provide business opportunity of at least Rs. 10,000 Cr. over the next 3 Years to the Indian Industry. Launch of this scheme will also provide a great boost to the ‘Make in India’ campaign as all the manufacturers of cylinders, gas stoves, regulators, and gas hose are domestic.

How Does the Subsidy Work?

1. Subsidy of Rs. 1600/- per household covering the security deposit charges of one cylinder, pressure regulator, hose pipe (1.2 meters), installation charges, and domestic gas consumer card (DGCC) Booklet is given to the Oil Marketing Companies.

2. Beneficiaries buy the gas stove or the Oil Marketing Companies can finance purchase of LPG stove on installment basis.

3. 12 cylinders (14.2-kg) supplied to each household in a year.

4. Director Benefit Transfer (DBT): 1/3 of the market price of the LPG cylinder is transferred in advance directly into bank accounts of individuals, who then buys the gas at market rates.

Beneficiaries:

June 20, 2017: 23.75 million LPG connections given

“Give it up” & “Give back”

Under the “Give it up” and “Give back” – affluent consumers who could afford to buy LPG at the market price, were encouraged to give up their entitlement to subsidy.

Over 12 million consumers have given up their LPG subsidy which has helped in ensuring access to LPG connections to the under-privileged people.

LPG coverage in India has now increased to 72%.

USD 6.5 billion of subsidy has been transferred directly to the beneficiaries bank accounts in the last two years. Estimated saving of over USD 3.2 billion in two years to the government.

Benefits of providing 100% access to clean energy:

Would impact 6 of the 8 millennium development goals:

(1) Eradicate extreme hunger and poverty by increasing economic potential of women & reducing economic loss due to bad health

(2) Empower our women

(3) Reduce child mortality

(4) Improve maternal health

(5) Ensure environmental sustainability and

(6) Combat tuberculosis.

The launch of PMUY in Ballia was followed by launch of the scheme in Dahod in Gujarat by Petroleum Minister Shri Dharmendra Pradhan & BJP President Shri Amit Shah. PMUY has also been launched in several districts in UP & Bihar.

Last month, the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) completed two years of operation.

PMUY

During this time

The number of LPG connections has crossed 4 crore,

LPG penetration in India has risen from 56% in 2014 to 80%.

The usage pattern of PMUY customers who have been in the system for a year or more and have been buying four or more cylinders a year. (Average cylinder consumption is 4.4 per year, national per capita consumption of 6.8 cylinders in 2017-18)

The programme has also witnessed the emergence of a peer learning platform: the Pradhan Mantri LPG Panchayat.

The adoption of LPG has received a boost with supplies ramping up and service improving. (In April 2014, there were 13,896 LPG distributors across, this number is now 20,227.)

Apart from these statistics, at the ground level, these PMUY subscribers are focussing on the value that LPG generates for them and not on its cost.

And also, the LPG Panchayats being held at village levels across India are helping more and more people appreciate the advantages of clean fuel.

So, the scheme has served its purpose and the government is calling this scheme as Ujjwala revolution

While distributing new connections is no mean feat, the greater challenge for the mission lies in refills.

HOW TO APPLY

• A woman of the BPL household, may apply for a new LPG connection (in the prescribed format) to the nearest LPG distributor.

• While submitting the application form, the woman needs to submit detailed address, Jandhan Bank Account and Aadhar number of all members of the household.

• The connection will be issued by the Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) to the eligible beneficiaries after processing the application.

• In case the consumer opts for EMI, the EMI amount will be adjusted against the subsidy amount due to the consumer on each refill.

List of Documents Required for Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana

• BPL Certificate Authorised by Panchayat Pradhan / Municipality Chairman*

• BPL Ration Card*

• One Photo ID (Aadhar Card or Voter ID Card)*

• One Recent Passport Size Photograph*

• Driving License

• Lease Agreement

• Telephone / Electricity / Water Bill

• Copy of Passport

• Self-Declaration attested by Gazetted Officer

• Ration Card

• Flat Allotment / Possession Letter

• House Registration Documents

• LIC Policy

• Bank / Credit Card Statement

Brief Modalities Of The Scheme Are Given As Under:

1. Cash assistance of Rs 1600/- per connection will be provided by the Government for each New connection and shall comprise of following :

• Security deposit of 14.2 kg / 5 kg cylinder

• Security deposit of pressure regulator

• Suraksha Hose (1.2 M)

• Installation /demonstration charges payable to distributor

• Cost of issue of DGCC booklet

2. While the connection charges of Rs 1600/- will be reimbursed by the Government of India , OMCs would provide the option of EMI to interested beneficiaries towards the cost of stove and first supply of gas. OMCS will recover the EMI from the subsidy amount payable to consumer for each refill.

Summary

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) aims to safeguard the health of women & children by providing them with a clean cooking fuel – LPG, so that they don’t have to compromise their health in smoky kitchens or wander in unsafe areas collecting firewood.

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana was launched by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 1.05. 2016 in Ballia, Uttar Pradesh and subsequently the scheme was launched on 15.05.2016 in Dahod (Gujarat) by Hon’ble MOS(I/C) MOP&NG and was attended by Hon’ble Chief Ministers of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. After this several state & district level launches were conducted in Srinagar (Uttarakhand), Faizabad (UP), Sambalpur (Odissa), Lucknow (UP) , Patna ( Bihar) and Shahdol (MP) which were flagged by Hon'ble MoS I/c P&NG and other Central and state Ministers.

Under this scheme, 5 Cr LPG connections will be provided to BPL families with a support of Rs.1600 per connection in the next 3 years. Ensuring women’s empowerment, especially in rural India, the connections will be issued in the name of women of the households. Rs. 8000 Cr. has been allocated towards the implementation of the scheme. Identification of the BPL families will be done through Socio Economic Caste Census Data.













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