PM Ujjwala Yojana: Under Ujjwala Yojana 2.0, government oil companies distributed the maximum number of 17 lakh 90 thousand connections in West Bengal by the end of November.
New Delhi: PM Ujjwala Yojana: Under Ujjwala Yojana 2.0, government oil companies have distributed 79 lakh LPG connections till the end of November. This information was given by the Union Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Rameshwar Teli in reply to a question in the Lok Sabha.
The maximum number of connections distributed in West Bengal,
He said, the maximum number of 17 lakh 90 thousand connections were distributed in West Bengal. After this, 13 lakh 14 thousand people were given the facility of LPG gas connection in Uttar Pradesh. The Union Minister of State informed that the oil companies have taken several steps to encourage better consumption of LPG and to supply it without delay.
Nearly 79 lakh LPG connections released under Ujjwala 2.0 by Oil Marketing Companies by end of last month. Maximum number of over 17.90 lakh connections released to West Bengal followed by UP wherein over 13.14 lakh connections have been released: @Rameswar_Teli in #LokSabha
— All India Radio News (@airnewsalerts) December 2, 2021
He was asked in the Lok Sabha, “Is it a fact that the absence of pipelines to bring Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) from refineries in some states, including the southern region states, is making it costly for the consumers?”
To this, the minister said, “In order to save the common man from the effect of increase in international prices, the government keeps on increasing the effective price for the consumer of domestic LPG as per the requirement. Apart from this, the government has included LPG in the purview of Goods and Services Tax (GST), keeping it in the lowest slab of only five percent.
Know what is Ujjwala Yojana
PM Modi started Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Gas Yojana 2.0 (PM Ujjwala Yojana 2.0) in August 2021 from Mahoba district of Uttar Pradesh. Its main objective is to provide free gas connections to the people living below the poverty line, so that they can get rid of smoke. Under the scheme, people are also being given free cylinders and stoves.
Under the Ujjwala Yojana 2.0, the government aims to provide free gas connections to 1 crore people. So far 79 lakh people have been given its benefit. Now only 21 lakh people can avail free cylinder and stove under Ujjwala Yojana 2.0.
Apply in this way
To get free gas connection, filled cylinder and stove, you will have to apply under the scheme. For this, first go to pmuy.gov.in. Then click on Apply For New Ujjwala 2.0 Connection. Here you will see the options of Indane, Bharat Petroleum and HP Gas Company. Select one of these. After that fill all the information.
After the documents are verified, LPG gas connection will be issued in your name. Let us inform here that in addition to the LPG connection in the second phase, the refilling of the first cylinder will also be free.