Ujjwala Yojana 2023: The Central Government has given big relief to the beneficiaries of Ujjwala Scheme. The government has increased the amount of subsidy on Ujjwala scheme (LPG Cylinder Subsidy Hike) has been increased from Rs 200 to Rs 300. At present, people have to pay Rs 903 for a 14.2 kg LPG cylinder. Whereas, under the scheme, the beneficiaries had to pay Rs 703. After increasing the subsidy by the Central Government, the beneficiaries will have to pay Rs 603. Earlier, on August 30, giving a big relief to the common people and the beneficiaries of Ujjwala scheme, the Central Government had announced a subsidy of Rs 200 on LPG cylinder and an additional subsidy of Rs 200 to the customers of Ujjwala scheme. Earlier, under the Ujjwala scheme, beneficiaries were being given a subsidy of Rs 200 on the cylinder. This simply meant that now they were being given a subsidy of Rs 400 on the purchase of LPG cylinder. But after this announcement of the government, the subsidy given under Ujjwala scheme has increased to Rs 500.
what is ujjwala scheme
Ujjwala Yojana is an important welfare scheme of the Government of India which aims to provide wrapped bottled gas (LPG) cylinders instead of vegetarian clothes to the poor class households. Its main objective is to provide clean, energy-conserving and equitable cooking facilities to poor women and their families. This scheme is part of the many schemes of the Government of India for poverty alleviation and prosperity. This is an effort to bring positive change in the lives of poor women.
Important points of Ujjwala scheme:
Classification of beneficiaries: Under the Ujjwala scheme, beneficiaries are selected on the basis of specific parameters. Most of the poor and low-income families are included in this.
Gas Cylinder Distribution: Under the Ujjwala scheme, selected beneficiaries are provided a new and Government of India approved LPG cylinder free of charge from the exchange.
Financial Assistance: The scheme provides gas cylinders at cheap rates to economically challenged and low-income families.
Safety and Hygiene: With the Ujjwala scheme, LPG gas cylinders provide a safe and hygienic alternative to wood or wood fired chulhas with no electricity and no digging.
Social Benefits: Through the scheme, women can save time and energy for their families, which can help them in pursuing education and other educational works.