NEW DELHI :
The Union cupboard on Wednesday authorized an extension till finish September for availing free cooking gas cylinders underneath the marque Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY).
The previous introduced Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY) package deal integrated offering girls of 83 million beneath poverty line (BPL) households with free cooking gas cylinders for 3 months underneath the Ujjwala scheme. Given that the authorized scheme used to be to finish in June, the petroleum ministry proposed for time extension by means of 3 months for the Ujjwala beneficiaries to avail the free cylinders.
“This will get advantages the ones PMUY beneficiaries who’ve been credited with the development for getting the cylinder, however have no longer been ready to buy the replenish. Thus, the beneficiaries who have already got the development transferred to their account can now take the free replenish supply till 30th September,” petroleum ministry stated in a observation of Wednesday.
The point in time for availing the ease for Ujjwala beneficiaries has now been prolonged by means of 3 months with impact from 1 July, stated knowledge and broadcasting minister Prakash Javadekar, whilst briefing newshounds after the cupboard assembly.
“The package deal additionally integrated reduction for deficient households who had availed of an LPG connection underneath PMUY. Under the PMGKY-Ujjwala, it used to be determined to supply free of price refills for PMUY customers for a length of three months w.e.f. 01.04.2020. Under the Scheme, ₹9709.86 crore used to be transferred immediately into the financial institution accounts of Ujjwala beneficiaries throughout April- June 2020 and 11.97 crore cylinders had been dropped at the PMUY beneficiaries,” the observation added.
This comes within the backdrop of PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) that used to be rolled out to supply reduction to the deficient and prone amid the covid-19 disaster being prolonged till November.
Ujjwala is one in every of Prime Minister Narendra Modi management’s flagship pro-poor schemes and is thought of as the an identical of Congress-led United Progressive Alliance’s rural jobs scheme. The scheme has additionally discovered traction across the world. A working example being power wealthy Ghana the place state run Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) will assist Ghana’s National Petroleum Authority (NPA) extend the rustic’s liquified petroleum gas (LPG) community.
The Ujjwala programme, introduced on 1 May, 2016, goals to safeguard the well being of ladies and kids and lays the foundation for a basic subject matter transformation on the backside of the pyramid by means of protecting 715 districts.
The govt has been making an attempt to achieve out to financially weaker sections, migrant employees and farmers, even because the lockdown harm small companies, primary process creators and the spine of the Indian financial system.