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Ujjwala 2.0

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will launch Ujjwala 2.0 Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana – PMUY by handing over LPG connections, at Mahoba Uttar Pradesh on 10th August, 2021 at 12:30 PM via video conferencing. From Ujjwala 1.0 to Ujjwala 2.0

About Ujjwala 1.0 launched in 2016

  • Target was set to provide LPG connections to 5 crore women members of BPL households. Subsequently

  • The scheme was expanded in April 2018 to include women beneficiaries from seven more categories (SC/ST, PMAY, AAY, Most backward classes, tea garden, forest dwellers, Islands).

  • The target was revised to 8 Crore LPG connections.
  •  Target was achieved in August 2019, seven months ahead of the target date.


Discussion on Ujjwala 2.0

  • In the Union budget for FY 21-22, provision for an additional one crore LPG connection under the PMUY scheme was announced.
  • Ujjwala 2.0 aim to provide deposit-free LPG connections to those low-income families who could not be covered under the earlier phase of PMUY.
  •  Ujjwala 2.0 will provide first refill and hotplate free of cost to the beneficiaries. 
  • The enrollment procedure will require minimum paperwork.
  • Ujjwala 2.0, migrants will not be required to submit ration cards or address proof. 
  • A self-declaration for both ‘family declaration’ and as a ‘proof of address’ will suffice. 
  • Ujjwala 2.0 will help achieve the Prime Minister’s vision of universal access to LPG.

 Source: PMO


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