LPG gas cylinder price cut for Ujjwala beneficiaries

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Now LPG cylinder under the Ujjwala scheme will be available at Rs 603

Union minister Shri Anurag Thakur informed on 04 October, 2023 that the Union Government has raised the subsidy amount for Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) beneficiaries from Rs 200 to Rs 300 per LPG cylinder. He informed this during a briefing on Cabinet decisions.

Earlier, with a subsidy of Rs 200, the price of subsidised LPG cylinder was Rs 703. Now, with the subsidy being further increased by another Rs 100, the price for the subsidised LPG cylinder under the Ujjwala scheme would come down to Rs 603.
Informing this, Anurag Thakur said, “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 Rs 200, it reached about Rs 900. However, for the Ujjwala beneficiaries, it was Rs 700,” he added.

Ujjwala beneficiaries currently pay Rs 703 per 14.2-kg cylinder as against the market price of Rs 903. After the decision of the Union Cabinet, they will now pay Rs 603. The Union Cabinet had in August cut LPG domestic gas cylinder prices by Rs 200 for all consumers.

The Union Government had last month approved the release of Rs 1,650 crore to oil marketing companies towards providing 75 lakh LPG connections under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana. With the provision for an additional 75 lakh Ujjwala connections, the total number of beneficiaries under the PMUY scheme has now increased to 10.35 crores.