The Centre increases LPG subsidy for Ujjwala Yojana beneficiaries to ₹300 per cylinder.

Union Minister Anurag Thakur announced during a Cabinet briefing that the government has increased the subsidy amount for beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) from ₹200 to ₹300 per LPG cylinder. Currently, Ujjwala beneficiaries pay ₹703 for a 14.2-kg cylinder, compared to the market price of ₹903. Following the Cabinet decision, they will now pay ₹603 for the same cylinder.

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This decision comes just a month after the Centre reduced the price of cylinders for domestic cooking gas by ₹200 for all consumers. Minister Thakur mentioned that due to this additional subsidy, there could be a financial implication of ₹7,680 crore for the financial year 2023-24.

The revised prices of LPG cylinders in different cities are as follows:

Delhi: ₹903 for domestic cylinder, ₹603 for Ujjwala beneficiaries, ₹1,731.5 for commercial cylinder (19kg).

Kolkata: ₹929 for domestic cylinder, ₹629 for Ujjwala beneficiaries, ₹1,839 for commercial cylinder (19kg).

Mumbai: ₹902.5 for domestic cylinder, ₹602.5 for Ujjwala beneficiaries, ₹1,684 for commercial cylinder (19kg).

Chennai: ₹918 for domestic cylinder, ₹618 for Ujjwala beneficiaries, ₹1,898 for commercial cylinder (19kg).

The Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY), launched by PM Modi in Ballia, Uttar Pradesh, on May 1, 2016, aims to provide LPG cooking fuel to rural households. The primary focus is to provide LPG connections to women from below the poverty line (BPL) households, SC/ST communities, beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY), Antyoday Anna Yojana (AAY), forest dwellers, and other disadvantaged groups.

The Union Cabinet had previously approved the extension of PMUY, aiming to release 75 lakh additional LPG connections over three years, from the financial year 2023-24 to 2025-26. This extension will increase the total number of PMUY beneficiaries to 10.35 crore.

Notably, this decision on additional subsidies for Ujjwala beneficiaries precedes assembly elections in five states, including Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Chhattisgarh, and Telangana, scheduled for this year.

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