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PRADHAN MANTRI UJJWALA YOJANA 2.0 LAUNCHED

PRADHAN MANTRI UJJWALA YOJANA 2.0 LAUNCHED

Context:

Union Home Minister Amit Shah launched the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana 2.0 in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh. The Launch included handing over free LPG gas connections to nearly 5 lakh women.

About PM Ujjwala Yojana 2.0:

  • It aims to benefit lakhs of families from economically weaker backgrounds with clean cooking fuel or LPG gas connections, especially in rural areas.
  • It will take into consideration the families who were left out in the 1st phase of the Ujjwala scheme.
  • As many as 4,300 women beneficiaries in Ahmedabad were given gas kits and subscription vouchers under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana 2.0 as part of the programmes organised by the district administration to celebrate Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday.

Enrollment Procedure:

  • The enrollment procedure for PMUY Ujjwala 2.0 requires minimal paperwork.
  • Migrants will not be required to submit ration cards or address proof to get the benefit.
  • All they need is a self-declaration for both ‘family declaration’ and as a ‘proof of address.

PMUY Ujjwala 1.0:

  • It was launched in 2016 with a target to provide LPG connections to 5 crore women members to BPL families.
  • In 2019, this target was revised to 8 crores LPG connections.

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