PMUY Scheme to Continue Providing Subsidy for Cylinders

  • Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s Cabinet approves continuation of targeted subsidy of Rs.300 per 14.2 kg cylinder for up to 12 refills per year for Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) beneficiaries. 
  • As of March 1, 2024, there are over 10.27 Crore PMUY beneficiaries. 
  • Total expenditure for 2024-25 is Rs.12, 000 Crore. 
  • The subsidy is credited directly to the bank accounts of eligible beneficiaries. 
  • The government launched Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana in May 2016 to make Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) available to rural and deprived poor households. 
  • The effective price of domestic LPG for PMUY consumers is Rs.603 per 14.2 Kg LPG cylinder as of 01.02.2024.
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