Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana – Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Documents Required and more

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana is an ambitious social welfare scheme of Narendra Modi Government launched on 1st May 2016 from Ballia in Uttar Pradesh. Under the PM Ujjwala Yojana, the government aims to provide LPG connections to BPL households in the country. The scheme is aimed at replacing the unclean cooking fuels mostly used in the rural India with the clean and more efficient LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas).

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Objectives of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana

Ujjwala Yojana is aimed at providing 5 Crore LPG connections in the name of women in BPL (Below Poverty Line) households across the country. The government has set a target of 5 Crore LPG connections to be distributed to the BPL households across the country under the scheme. Some of the objectives of the scheme are

  1. Empowering women and protecting their health.
  2. Reducing the serious health hazards associated with cooking based on fossil fuel.
  3. Reducing the number of deaths in India due to unclean cooking fuel.
  4. Preventing young children from significant number of acute respiratory illnesses caused due to indoor air pollution by burning the fossil fuel.

How to Apply for Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana

The eligible women candidates from BPL families can apply for the scheme by filling up the Ujjwala Yojana KYC application form (in prescribed format).

The interested candidates require to fill the 2 page application form and attach required documents along with the form. The basic details such as Name, Contact details, Jan Dhan / Bank account number, Aadhar card number etc are required to fill in the application form. The applicants also need to mention their requirement of cylinder type i.e. 14.2KG or 5KG.

KYC Application forms for Ujjwala Yojana can also be downloaded online and submitted to nearest LPG outlet along with required documents.

Eligibility for PM Ujjwala Yojana

The identification of eligible BPL families will be made on the basis of SECC-2011 data. However below is the basic eligibility criteria for the scheme.

  • The applicant’s name should be in the list of SECC-2011 data.
  • The applicant should be a women above the age of 18 years.
  • The women applicant should belong to BPL (Below Poverty Line).
  • The women applicant should have a saving bank account in any nationalized bank across the country.
  • The applicant’s household should not already own a LPG connection in anyone’s name.

The detailed eligibility criteria of the Ujjwala Yojana is available here.

Ujjwala Yojana List of BPL candidates can be verified by checking the name in the SECC-2011 data.

List of Required Documents for Ujjwala Yojana Application

Below is the list of mandatory documents to be attached along with the filled application form.

  1. BPL Certificate Authorized by Panchayat Pradhan / Municipality Chairman
  2. BPL Ration Card
  3. One Photo ID (Aadhar Card or Voter ID Card)
  4. One Recent Passport Size Photograph

View the complete list of documents for Ujjwala Yojana application which can be attached on the basis of requirement.

Budget and Funding of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana

The government has already allocated Rs. 2000 crore for the Ujjwala Yojana implementation for the financial year 2016-17. Government will distribute LPG connections to about 1.5 Crore BPL families within the current financial year.

A total budgetary allocation of Rs. 8000 Crore has been made by the government for the implementation of the scheme over three years. The scheme will be implemented using the money saved in LPG subsidy through the “Give-it-Up” campaign.

Financial Assistance
The scheme provides a financial support of Rs. 1600 for each LPG connection to the eligible BPL households. The connections under the scheme will be given in the name of women head of the households.

The government will also provide EMI facility for meeting the cost of stove and refill.

Implementation of PM Ujjwala Yojana

The scheme will be implemented by the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas. This is first time in the history that Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas is implementing such an enormous welfare scheme which will benefit Crores of women belonging to the poorest households.

This Scheme would be implemented over three years, namely, the FY 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19.

Current state of LPG distribution in India

India is home to more than 24 Crore households out of which about 10 Crore households are still deprived of LPG as cooking fuel and have to rely on firewood, coal, dung – cakes etc. as primary source of cooking.

Quick Details About Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana

Scheme Attribute Details
Scheme Name Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana
Launch Date 01 May 2016
Main objective Provide LPG connections to women from BPL households
Other objectives Reduce health hazards/diseases and air pollution caused by the use of unclean fossil fuels
Target Distribution of LPG connections among 5 Crore BPL households by the year 2018-19
Time Frame 3 Years, FY 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19
Total Budget Rs. 8000 Crore
Financial Assistance Rs. 1600/- per LPG connection
Eligibility BPL candidates available in SECC-2011 data
Other benefits EMI facility for meeting the cost of stove and refill

Launching of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana

State Wise Launch of Ujjwala Yojana

Ujjwala Yojana has been launched in 7 states after its countrywide launch on May 1st by Narendra Modi. Below is the list of states where the scheme has been launched

S.No. State Launch Date
1 Uttar Pradesh (UP) 1 May 2016
2 Rajasthan 15 May 2016
3 Gujarat 15 May 2016
4 Uttarakhand 9 June 2016
5 Odisha 20 June 2016
6 Bihar 28 June 2016
7 Madhya Pradesh (MP) 4 July 2016

Number of Connections Released Under PM Ujjwala Yojana

State Number of Connections Released (Approx.)
Uttar Pradesh 34 Lakh
Madhya Pradesh 13 Lakh
Rajasthan 12 Lakh
Bihar 10.2 Lakh
West Bengal 7 Lakh
Gujarat 5 Lakh
Odisha 4.8 Lakh
Chhattisgarh 3 Lakh
Maharashtra 2.7 Lakh
Haryana 2 Lakh
Tamil Nadu 1.4 Lakh

**Data as of 7th November 2016

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1,243 comments on “Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana

  1. Nishant says:

    Sir muze connection Mila lekhin rs 2800/- liye gay hain

  2. Bhagwati says:

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  3. Amit kumar says:

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    Mobile 9930673356

  4. shivam jayswal says:

    Sir mai up ke banda district se mai kisi bhi yojna se vanchit hu pleez help

  5. shiva says:

    We want gass canection

  6. Dipika mili says:

    From when this scheme will start in Assam

  7. keshav Prasad Pandey says:

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  8. ram Varan verma says:

    Bahut achii bat hi I am very happy

  9. Hardev Singh says:

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  10. Hardev Singh says:

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  11. aved kareem says:

    Plz sir meri family bpl ke antargat aati fir bhi meri family ka ek bhi name list me nhi aaya plz help me

  12. sunny says:

    Hiii I am SUNNY my fmly is verypoor pls help

  13. Amit kumar says:

    Sir mai BPL card dharak hu mai labha udana chahata hu. Kya kru.list me mera name hi nahi. Please sir mujhe gied kare
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  14. tushar joshi says:

    sir bohat hi accha kaam hai sir hamare yaha to bilkul ni shulk ges vitran ho raha hai thANKS MODI HAR HATH SHAKTI HAR HATH TARKKI

  15. Ashok haldar says:

    Farakka,west bengal par de raha he lpg connection ,very good yojana

  16. Ashok haldar says:

    Very good yojana,hamara farakka par de rahe he, only womans ke leye

  17. Hemlata vishwakarma says:

    Sir merit maid Jo 55years Ki hai Aur salt caste she belong Marti hai uska bpl ration card USS aadmi be jala diya..usne kaha that agar mai nagarsevak ka election jjeeta toh card vapas hoga nahi toh jala doonga..won election had gaya.. ( woh aadmi bhi dalit hai).meri maid ko nay ration card bhi bans me nahi de rage hai..sir usko sach me LPG Ki zaroorat hai…plz help her..

  18. Hemlata vishwakarma says:

    Meri maid Jo dalit caste she belong karti hai..usaka bpl ration card ek aadmi Jo nagarsevak ka election contest kar raha tha Usne jala diya..usne kaha that agar mai jeeta toh card vapas karoonga nahi toh jala doonga..(WO aadmi bhi dalit hai..)meri maid ko LPG Ki zaroorat hai..WO 55 years Ki hai…usko bpl ration card bans me nahi mil raha hai,..plz help…her…she really needs the LPG connection,.

  19. Mayank sharma says:

    Nice Shceme For The Villiagers Thakns To P.M Modi ji

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