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Ujjwala LPG scheme: 90 ¬lakh beneficiaries don’t take refills

  • Category
    Polity & Governance
  • Published
    23rd May, 2022


Recently, in reply to an Right to Information (RTI) application, it was revealed that in the financial year 2021-22, 90 lakh beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Scheme did not refill their cylinders. Also, over 1 crore beneficiaries refilled their cylinders only once.


Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY)

  • PMUY is a programme launched in
  • Implementing agency: The implementation of the scheme is under theMinistry of Petroleum and Natural Gas through its Oil Marketing Companies.
  • Objective: to distribute LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) connections to the women of low households in India.
  • The programme was initially launched with a budget of Rs. 80 billion.
  • Initially, five crores BPL (below poverty line)households were targeted through PMUY; the target was achieved by March 31, 2019.
  • An additional allocation of Rs 4,800 crore was done, and thetarget was expanded to benefit 80 million low-income families through the scheme.
  • Under this scheme, towards an initiative for the loss by Covid-19 outbreak, the Finance Minister of India, announced to provide cylinders free of cost to the BPL families from March 26, 2020, for three months.

Achievements of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana

  • The Programme helped in increasing the LPG coverage from 62% on 1st May 2016 to 99.8% on 1st April 2021.
  • Approx 1 lakh people got employment opportunities through the LPG distribution network.
  • As part of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package, more than 14 crores of free LPG cylinder refills were provided to the PMUY beneficiaries during COVID-19.

Liquified petroleum gas (LPG):

  • Liquified petroleum gas (LPG) is a fuel used in many household appliances for cooking, heating, and hot water.
  • It is called liquefied gas because it is easily transformed into a liquid.
  • LPG composition is primarily propane, butane, isobutane, butylenes, propylene and mixtures of these gases.
  • It is composed of liquid or gas (vapor), depending on pressure and LPG gas temperature.
  • LPG needs only low pressure or refrigeration to change it into liquid from its gaseous state.

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