The government has announced a reduction in the price of domestic LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) cylinders by 200 rupees for all consumers on 29 August 2023.
- Enhanced Benefit for Ujjwala Beneficiaries: The reduction amounts to 400 rupees per LPG cylinder for Ujjwala beneficiaries, a government initiative.
- Expansion of Ujjwala Scheme: The government plans to provide 75 lakh new free LPG connections under the Ujjwala scheme.
- Ujjwala Scheme’s Purpose: The Ujjwala scheme is aimed at reducing indoor air pollution and promoting the use of clean fuels among impoverished households, ultimately curbing carbon emissions.
Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY)
Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) was launched by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India on 01.05.2016. The main objective of the scheme is to provide deposit free LPG connections to women from poor households. The Government had set a target of 5 Crore LPG connections to be distributed to the poor households under the scheme.
Q.: What is the main objective of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana?
a) Providing free education to poor households
b) Offering interest-free loans to women entrepreneurs
c) Provide deposit free LPG connections to women from poor households
d) Distributing free smartphones to rural communities
Ans : c) Provide deposit free LPG connections to women from poor households