The Government had announced a relief package " Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana" aimed at providing a safety net to the poor and vulnerable who had been hit the hardest by the pandemic. The package also included relief for poor families who had availed of an LPG connection under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY).
Under the PMGKY-Ujjwala, PMUY consumers will get free of cost refills of up to 3 refills for 14.2 kg cylinders and advance Retail Selling Price being transferred by OMCs to the PMUY customer’s bank account. The amount can be withdrawn to obtain the refill from the distributor. The scheme is valid during April to September 30, 2020.
- A beneficiary availing the PMUY scheme
- Eligibility for availing the PMUY scheme is
- an adult woman belonging to a poor family not having LPG connection in her household,
- is an eligible beneficiary under the expanded scheme in addition to existing categories (viz. SECC 2011 list or in seven identified categories i.e. SC/ST households, beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) (Gramin), Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY), Forest dwellers, Most Backward
Classes (MBC), Tea and Ex-Tea Garden Tribes, People residing in river Islands)
Whom to contact
Beneficiaries can contact the gas agencies where they are registered to get PMUY connections.
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