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LPG Subsidy For Ujjwala Beneficiaries Hiked - check details

Union Minister Anurag Thakur on Wednesday announced that the government had raised the subsidy amount for Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana beneficiaries from ₹200 to ₹300 per LPG cylinder.  Ujjwala beneficiaries currently pay ₹703 per 14.2-kg cylinder as against the market price
of ₹903. After the decision of the Union Cabinet, they will now pay ₹603.

"During the past nine years, a lot of development work has been done for the welfare of women and the poor. Last month, on the eve of Rakshabandhan, when the prices of domestic LPG were reduced by ₹200, it reached about ₹900. However, for the Ujjwala beneficiaries, it was ₹700," he said.

The government had in August reduced the price of 14.2 kilogram LPG cooking gas cylinder by ₹200. Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Hardeep Singh Puri had said that the government would bear the cost of the promised ₹200 price decrease on household cooking gas cylinders, relieving the oil marketing companies of the impending loss of ₹7,500 crore.

The Union Cabinet had last month approved the extension of PMUY for release of 75 lakh LPG connections over three years from financial year 2023-24 to 2025-26.

The 75 lakh additional Ujjwala connections will take total number of PMUY beneficiaries to 10.35 crore.



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