New Delhi, August 10
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the second phase of ‘Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana’ from Mahoba district of Uttar Pradesh. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath attended this program in Mahoba district. He resented certificates to 10 beneficiaries of Ujjwala Yojana-2. In this program organized inline, Modi also interacted with the five beneficiaries of the first phase of the Ujjwala scheme. An official spokesman said that in the first phase of ‘Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana’, a total of one crore 47 lakh 43 thousand 862 LPG connections have been provided free of cost to the poor families of Uttar Pradesh. The poor families left out in the first phase of Ujjwala scheme and not covered under the scheme will get benefits in the second phase of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana.
He said that April 2018, the scope of this scheme was expanded and it also included seven categories of women including Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, Antyodaya Anna Yojana and Most Backward Classes. Simultaneously, the target of LPG connections was increased to eight crores, which was achieved in August 2019, seven months before the scheduled date. In the Union Budget for the year 2021-22, the government made a provision to increase one crore more LPG connections under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana.
Under these, crore LPG connections to be distributes under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana-2, one filled cylinder and stove will be given free of cost. To take advantage of Ujjwala Yojana 2, the beneficiaries will have to do very few formalities and migrant labor families will not need to submit ration card or address proof. A self- declaration letter will suffice for this.