PM Ujjwala Yojana Tripura – The Tripura Government has launched the ‘Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana for providing LPG Connections to the poor BPL women of the state.
Details of PM Ujjwala Yojana Tripura
Under the PM Ujjwala Yojana Tripura, free LPG Gas Connections will be provided to the BPL families. The scheme is named as Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana and is financially assisted by the central government.
Currently, the LPG coverage in the state is 48.9% and there are about 9.22 lakh families with LPG connection in the state. The LPG connection is being distributed under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) across the country after the launch of the scheme by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 1st May 2016 from Ballia in Uttar Pradesh.
Besides this, the government would add 40 new LPG distributors and 40 new retail outlets to strengthen the supply of the LPG in the state.
Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY)
Under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, the free Gas connection with a financial assistance of Rs. 1600 to are being provided to the BPL families beneficiary. This scheme also covers the cost of LPG connection installation, Suraksha hose, domestic pressure regulator and domestic gas consumer card etc. Besides this, EMI facility is also available for the BPL household beneficiaries to pay the cost of their first refill and gas stove.
The priority will be given to the weaker sections of the society under the scheme. Under the scheme, various sizes of cylinders (like 14.2 kg, 5 kg, etc.) are being offered depending upon the demand of the family.
Under PM Ujjwala Yojana Tripura, all the connections will be registered and given to women head of the families. Many poor women families have been identified as the ones who are still using conventional and dangerous fuel for cooking.
The Free LPG connection is being provided to the women of the BPL families by the oil marketing companies (OMCs). The women whose name is present in the SECC-2011 data list are eligible to take the scheme benefits.
For a subsidized LPG cylinder, a person who is registered as BPL category whether they reside in rural or urban areas can proceed with their BPL card to the nearest LPG distributor and register themselves under PMUY.