Free Domestic LPG Cooking Gas Cylinder Till September 2020
The government had in March announced three 14.2-kg LPG cylinders free of cost to about 8 crore Ujjwala beneficiaries from
April to June to help them cope with the economic pain of the coronavirus lockdown.
But since not all rural and poor households — the principal beneficiaries of the Ujjwala scheme —
consume one cylinder every month, some could not avail their full quota of three cylinders,
Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar told reporters here.
Given that the approved scheme was to end in June, the petroleum ministry proposed for time extension by three months for the Ujjwala beneficiaries to avail the free cylinders
The earlier announced Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY) package included providing women of 83 million below poverty line (BPL)
families with free cooking gas cylinders for three months under the Ujjwala scheme. Given that the approved scheme was to end in June, the petroleum ministry proposed for time extension by three months for the Ujjwala beneficiaries to avail the free cylinders..
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- “The package also included relief for poor families who had availed of an LPG connection under PMUY. Under the PMGKY-Ujjwala, it was decided to provide free of cost refills for PMUY consumers for a period of 3 months w.e.f. 01.04.2020.
- “Thus, the beneficiaries who already have the advance transferred to their account can now take the free refill delivery till September 30,” the statement said.
In March, the government had announced a relief package ‘Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana’ aimed at providing a safety net to the poor and vulnerable who had b
- Besides free ration, the package included relief for poor families who had availed an LPG connection under PMUY.
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