Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala yojana
Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala yojana is Government of India’s welfare scheme launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 1st May in Uttar Pradesh and in some other states. Soon it is to be launched all over India. This scheme’s objective is to provide LPG connections in the name of women who are below the poverty line and cannot afford one. The aim of GOI is to provide at least 5 Crore LPG connections to such women.
Funds for the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana
You must all be familiar and many may have also participated in the Give Up Subsidy Scheme that encourages people who can afford it to give up their LPG subsidy. This scheme was quite a success as approximately 1.13 Crore people gave up their subsidy as this led to the government collecting a considerable amount of money which is to be used for funding the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana.
Reason for the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana
Many people who live below the poverty line especially women have become victims of health issues like breathing issues, lung defects etc. due to the use of fossil fuels for cooking. The smoke emitted by the burning fossil fuels is harmful for kids also. To prevent such health hazards from smoke, LPG cylinders should be used but as these women are below poverty line they cannot afford a connection. Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala yojana aims to provide LPG connection to such women thereby saving them from future health issues and empowering them.
Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana’s features
5 Crore families of below poverty level will have LPG connections delivered to them with Rs. 1600 support that is to be transferred to a bank account.
EMI facility will be provided for the refill and stove cost
Only on the name of women beneficiaries will the connection be issued
You have to make sure that you have the following documents before you apply for the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala yojana and those documents are
Below poverty line ration card
Photo ID proof like Adhar card, voter ID etc.
Recently taken passport size photo
Below poverty line Certificate
Other documents may also be needed such as House Registration, Bank Statements etc.
Eligibility Conditions to apply for the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala yojana are
Only women applicants of below poverty line are accepted.
The age of the women applicant should be of more than 18 years.
In the SECC-2011 Database the name of the applicant should exist.
In any nationalized bank a saving bank account should be owned by the women applicant.
Another important condition is that no one in the applicant’s household should own a LPG connection.
There are simple steps for applying for the scheme and those are
Visit the nearest LPG distributor and get the application form
Fill the application carefully
Submit the filled form at LPG Distributor’s office
When your application is processed successfully you will be able to enjoy the benefits of the scheme.This scheme is quite good and will help in improving the health and empowering the Indian women.