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Cabinet approves Rs 300 subsidy extension for PM Ujjwala beneficiaries

March 7, 2024 10:35 PM IST

PM Modi | Piyush Goyal | union minister | Union Cabinet | Ujjawala beneficiaries

The government has announced the extension of the Rs 300 per LPG cylinder subsidy to beneficiaries under the Ujjwala Yojana for the next fiscal. The subsidy was increased from Rs 200 per cylinder last year.

Union Minister Piyush Goyal stated that the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has decided to extend this subsidy until 2024-25. It is expected to benefit nearly 10 crore families and will cost the government Rs 12,000 crore.

The beneficiaries will get the subsidy directly in their accounts, said Piyush goyal.

The Union Cabinet had in September last year approved the extension of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana for release of 75 lakh LPG connections over three years from 2023-24 to 2025-26. Provisioning of 75 lakh additional Ujjwala connections will take the total number of PMUY beneficiaries to 10.35 crore.

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) was started in May 2016 with an objective to provide clean cooking fuel to poor households across the country. Under PMUY, a deposit-free LPG connection is provided to adult women from poor households.

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