Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana 

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Topic :  GS Paper 2 - Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana was started in May 2016 through which cash assistance is given to the beneficiaries to get a deposit-free new connection of LPG.

Initially, PMUY envisaged a target of 5 crore connections with an allocation of Rs. 8000 crore over a period of 3 years starting from FY 2016-17. The below poverty line (BPL) rural households are being given a cooking gas connection and a cylinder for free.

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  • Government of India enhanced the target of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) from five crore to eight crore with an additional allocation of Rs. 4,800 crore.
  • The revised target of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) will be achieved by 2020.
  • In addition to SECC (Socio Economic Caste Survey) identified households the government has expanded the Scheme to cover all SC/ST households, beneficiaries of PMAY (Gramin), Antyoday Anna Yojana (AAY), Forest dwellers, Most Backward Classes (MBC), Tea and Ex-Tea Garden Tribes, people residing in Islands and rivers etc.