New Delhi Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, while addressing a public meeting in Malkhoda, Alwar, said, from April 1, LPG Cylinder will be available at a cheaper price. Every year Ujjwala people will get 12 cylinders at the rate of Rs.500.
He said, next month we will present the budget, in it we will bring a plan to distribute kitchen kits to reduce the burden of inflation. The decision taken by the government will be implemented in the entire districts of Rajasthan state from April 2023. Through this decision, 12 LPG gas cylinders will be given in 1 year at Rs 500 per cylinder.
The main purpose of providing gas cylinder for ₹ 500
During the decision taken by the Rajasthan Chief Minister, after providing 12 gas cylinders in 1 year, now gas cylinders will be provided at ₹ 500 per person.
According to the official notification, the decision taken by the Rajasthan State Government will be implemented in about April 2023. The main objective of providing gas cylinders for ₹ 500 has been determined by the Chief Minister that through this scheme economically weak and Its benefit should be provided to all persons holding BPL ration cards.
Eligibility Criteria for taking connection under Ujjwala 2.0
The age of the applicant should be 18 years (only female).
There should not be any other LPG connection from any OMC in the same household.
Adult women belonging to any of these categories – Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Rural), Most Backward Classes (MBC), Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY), Tea and East Tea Garden Tribes, Forest Dwellers, Islands and River Islands People living in clusters, listed under SECC households (AHL TIN) or any poor household as per 14 point declaration.
Know Your Customer (eKYC)- e-KYC is mandatory for Ujjwala connections (not mandatory for Assam and Meghalaya).
Ration card issued by the State on the basis of which the application is being made Other State Government documents proving the family composition Self-declaration as per Annexure I (For Migrant applicants).
Aadhaar of the beneficiary and adult family members present in serial number 3 of the document.
Proof of Address – Aadhaar will be taken as proof of identity and proof of address if the connection is required at the same address. In this case only base is enough
Bank account number and IFSC.
Benefits of PMUY
Cash assistance for PMUY connections – Rs 1,600 for a 14.2 kg cylinder and Rs 1,150 for a 5 kg cylinder – is provided by the Government of India. This cash assistance includes-
Security deposit for cylinder – Rs 1,250 for 14.2 kg cylinder, Rs 800 for 5 kg cylinder
Pressure regulator – Rs 150
LPG Hose – Rs 100
Domestic Gas Consumer Card – Rs 25
Inspection/installation/demonstration fee – Rs 75
Apart from this, the facility of interest free loan is also provided to the PMUY beneficiaries by the Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs). The loan covers the cost of LPG stove (Rs. 565 for 1 burner stove, Rs. 990 for 2 burner stove) and the refill cost of the first LPG cylinder received at the time of connection.