The government increases the Rs 200 subsidy for LPG cylinders under the Ujjwala Program by one year.

From 3.01 refills in 2019–20 to 3.68 in 2021–2022, the average LPG usage of PMUY consumers has grown by 20%.

In response to the high costs of petroleum products on the global market, the government on Friday increased the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) subsidy of Rs 200 per LPG cylinder by one year. 9.6 crore families will gain from the decision.

According to I&B Minister Anurag Thakur, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has agreed to a discount of Rs 200 for each 14.2 kg cylinder for up to 12 refills per year to be given to PMUY participants. There were 9.59 crore PMUY members as of March 1, 2023.

The minister said that the entire budget for the financial years 2022–23 and 2023–24 will be Rs 6,100 crore and Rs 7,680 crore, respectively.

The qualifying customers’ bank accounts are automatically credited with the payment.

Many political reasons, in keeping with Thakur, have caused a large increase in the price of LPG on the international market, and it is necessary to protect PMUY beneficiaries from high LPG costs.

According to a published statement, PMUY clients are encouraged to continue using LPG through targeted support.

In order for PMUY customers to fully convert to cleaner cooking fuel, it is important to keep up with continuous LPG development and consumption.

During 2019–20 and 2021–2022, PMUY users’ average LPG usage grew by 20%, from 3.01 refill to 3.68.

The targeted payment is accessible to all Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana beneficiaries.

The government introduced the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana in May 2016 to offer deposit-free LPG connections to adult women of poor families in order to make liquified petroleum gas (LPG), a clean cooking fuel, accessible to rural and urban poor households.

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