How to apply for Indian Govt. Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) scheme for LPG connections

Eager to get a LPG connection? Looking for details of social welfare scheme PM Ujjwala Yojana for LPG distribution to BPL households in India including its eligibility criteria, application procedures, application form etc? This article suffices your entire requirements.

What is Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana scheme

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana is a social welfare scheme initiated by Indian Government on 1st May 2016. Government wants to stop the usages of unclean cooking fuel mostly in rural areas providing LPG connections to women from BPL category Indian households through PMUY scheme. The Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas will implement the scheme.

As most people in urban areas use unclean fossil fuel for cooking and mostly women are the main cook of families, they face serious heal hazards always due to the pollution by burning such fuels which lead to even death! Not only that due to the same reason home air is being polluted and many young children have been suffering from acute respiratory issues because of home air pollution.

To empower women and minimize such women health issues, numbers of death, illness of young children etc.; Modi Govt. has launched Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana scheme.

Key features of PM Ujjwala Yojana

Under this scheme, it has been planned to distribute 5 crore LPG connections in the name of women head of the households belong to Below Poverty Line (BPL) category across the country. The govt. has allocated a budget of Rs. 8000 crore for distribution of LPG connections among more than 5 crore BPL households across 36 states and UTs during a time frame of 36 months for financial year 2016 - 17, 2017 - 18 and 2018 - 19 out of which Rs. 2000 crore has already been allocated for the running financial year to distribute LPG connections to 1.5 crore families within this year. Money saved in name of LPG subsidy through the campaign known as "Give-it-Up" will be utilized for this scheme. In addition, EMI facility against cost of burner as well as refill will also be provided by the govt.

In a nutshell, the scheme is nothing but a free LPG Cylinder Scheme for BPL Women.

Who are eligible for the scheme

  1. All applicants must be permanent Indian citizens.
  2. Age of the candidates must be above 18 years.
  3. Candidate should hold a Jan Dhan / other saving bank a/c in any national bank across India.
  4. Applicants must be women under BPL category with a monthly household income which should be below the range as specified by state govt. or UTs.
  5. The should not be any LPG connection in the household irrespective of its owner.
  6. If candidates have already taken same benefit from any other govt. scheme, their candidatures will not be granted.
  7. In rural India, applicant's data shall be verified with SECC-2011 database and if it's okay then eligibility of the candidate will be confirmed. However, for urban areas the eligibility will depend on some other parameters.

Application procedures

Interested candidates may submit a filled in KYC application form of 2 page in prescribed format along with all supporting documents as mentioned below to the nearest LPG distributor.

Candidate's name, detailed address, Jan Dhan / Bank account details, Ration card details, Aadhar card details etc. have to be mentioned in application form during form fill up. Whether they have a requirement of 14.2 Kg cylinder or only 5 Kg cylinder is sufficient for them has to be indicated clearly in specified space provided in the form. Not only that, details like name of each household member, relation of each of them with applicants and their Aadhar card numbers have to be provided during form fill up.

Interested candidates may download prescribed format of application form available in both English and Hindi version clicking on relevant word.

Applicants may also obtain application form for availing loan on refill / LPG stove in English or Hindi clicking respective language.

Required documents for application

Following documents are mandatory to be attached along with the application for authentication of their address and BPL status:
  • BPL certificate issued by Panchayat Pradhan / Municipality Chairman
  • BPL Ration Card
  • Aadhar Card or Voter ID Card
  • One recent passport size photo
In addition to the above, following documents may also be asked for:
  • Ration Card
  • Driving License
  • Passport
  • Telephone / Electricity bill
  • Statement of bank account / credit card
  • LIC policy
  • Flat allotment / possession letter
  • Lease agreement
  • House registration documents
  • Self declaration attested by Gazetted Officer
Accordingly, it is suggested to ask the local LPG distributor for exact list of documents to be furnished along with the application.

Contact details for PMUY

In case any assistant or further information related to the scheme is required or anyone want to put any comment on the scheme, candidates may visit at A form is provided in that page which is needed to be filled in and clicked on 'CONTACT US' finally.

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Author: NK SHARMA22 Aug 2016 Member Level: Gold   Points : 1

The information provided by Chaitali Ray Chaudhuri (Datta) in this article is very useful and has been presented in a good style. The people who need LPG connection under this scheme are not educated and are not computer savvy. To pass this information to them the article need to be published in local news papers for the benefit of poor.

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