Cabinet approves targeted subsidy to Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana Consumers

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved a subsidy of Rs.200 per 14.2 kg cylinder for up to 12 refills per year to be provided to the beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY). The subsidy is credited directly to the bank accounts of the eligible beneficiaries. 

How many beneficiaries are there in PMUY?

As on 1st March 2023, there are 9.59 crore PMUY beneficiaries.

Is it a new initiative?

No, because many Public Sector Oil Marketing Companies Namely Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. (IOCL), Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (BPCL) and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (HPCL) have already been providing this subsidy since 22nd May 2022.

Who is eligible for the targeted subsidy to Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana?

 All PMUY beneficiaries are eligible for this targeted subsidy. 

What is the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana?

To make Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG), a clean cooking fuel, available to rural and deprived poor households, Government launched Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana in May 2016, to provide deposit-free LPG connections to adult women of poor households.

UPSC Prelims PYQ 2020:

Under the Kisan Credit Card scheme, short-term credit support is given to farmers for which of the following purposes?

1. Working capital for maintenance of farm assets

2. Purchase of combine harvesters, tractors and mini trucks

3. Consumption requirements of farm households

4. post-harvest expenses

5. Construction of family house and setting up of village cold storage facility

Select the correct answer using the code given below: 

(a) 1, 2 and 5 only

(b) 1, 3 and 4 only

(c) 2, 3, 4 and 5 only

(d) 1, 2, 3, 4 and

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