Ujjwala leads to 40 mn new LPG connections with a jump of 45% in FY19

  1. In the fiscal year 2018-19, more than 40 million new LPG connections have been provided under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY).
  2. Launched in 2016, Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojna is a scheme of the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas which seek to provide clean cooking fuel through LPG to women of all poor households. It aims to safeguard the health of women & children by providing them with a LPG.
  3. Under the scheme, cash assistance of Rs 1600 is given to the beneficiaries to get a deposit-free new connection. Further, interest free loan is provided to purchase stove and refill by Oil Marketing Companies.