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LPG Subsidy: This initiative will benefit 9.6 crore families. Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur said that the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved giving subsidy of Rs 200 per LPG cylinder to the beneficiaries of PMUY.
This step has been taken in view of the increase in the prices of petroleum products in the international market. This initiative will benefit 9.6 crore families. Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur said that the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved giving subsidy of Rs 200 per LPG cylinder to the beneficiaries of PMUY.
This subsidy will be given for 12 LPG cylinders of 14.2 kg per year. As on March 1, 2023, there were 9.59 beneficiaries under PMUY. The minister said that this would cost Rs 6,100 crore in 2022-23 and Rs 7,680 crore in 2023-24.
In this, the subsidy is deposited directly into the bank accounts of the eligible beneficiaries. Thakur said that due to different international incidents, the international price of LPG has increased rapidly. In such a situation, it is necessary to protect the beneficiaries of Ujjwala Yojana from the high prices of LPG.
A release said that the support in the form of subsidy to the customers under PMUY incentivises them for continuous use of LPG. It is essential to ensure continued adoption and usage of LPG among PMUY customers so that they completely switch to a cleaner cooking method.
The average LPG consumption of PMUY consumers has increased by 20 percent from 3.01 refills in 2019-20 to 3.68 in 2021-22. All PMUY beneficiaries will get this subsidy. In order to make liquid petroleum gas (LPG), a clean cooking fuel for rural and underprivileged poor families, the government launched the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana in May 2016 to provide free LPG connections to women from poor families. was started.