(PMUY) Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana BPL List – Online Suchi Download  Free LPG Gas Connection Scheme [ Grihini Suvidha Yojana In Himachal Pradesh]

It is a known fact that LPG connections are very important for cooking, but a fact also lies that, in India many of the houses do not have these connection and so have to cook food in firewood. Cooking in firewood causes the emission of smoke, if inhaled, can cause breathing and other problems. On 10th March, the Union Cabinet on Economic Affairs passed the scheme of Ujjwala Yojana under which the government would give free LPG connections to the BPL families.

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How to apply for Ujjwala Yojana?

Applying for the Scheme is very easy. The scheme allows women of the BPL families to apply for the scheme and its benefits. The applying the applicant needs to first fill a form that is available in all the LPG centers and also available online. Online the form is available for free download. One can download it, fill it and then submit it to the nearest LPG centers.

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana List

You can download Ujjwala yojana list from official link.  This list contains the entire list filtered with States, cities, Town. This will ensure that you belong to BPL category and thus eligible for free lpg gas connection.

The woman of the house or the family will be the beneficiary of the LPG connection. The preference will be given to the women of the BPL families. The women will be made beneficiary as the scheme believes that only if the women of the country are healthy, will the country progress. Also for the refill cost and the stove, there will be EMI facilities available. The women who will be applying for the connection should be above the age of 18. The first preference will be given to the SC/ST groups and then it will pass on to the other BPL families.

The eligibility criteria of Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY)

  • The women applying for the scheme should be above 18 years
  • It is necessary that the BPL family applicant is a woman
  • The applicant needs to have a bank account in any of the national banks
  • Applicable for women where no other member of the family is a LPG subscriber
  • SECC list 2011: The government has already clarified of the issues faced at the time of implementation of the PMUY. The issues were stated by the government which included the overlooking and exemption of the poor people from the official SECC list (Socia Economic Survey).
  • As per the latest updates from the Cabinet it has been notified that and approval was issued for the expansion of the scheme.
  • ST/SC : As a part of the new expansion the government has stated that it shall be offering coverage to ST/SC households as well as beneficiaries whose names were not included earlier in the scheme.
  • Beneficiary :Apart from this, the government has also stated that the coverage would also extended to PMAY Gramin beneficiaries, Forest dwellers, Tribals dwelling in ex-tea garden tribes, MBC (Most Backward Class), people living in the remote regions on islands and River banks, people registered under Antyoday Anna Yojana (AAY) along with those who are officially registered with SECC Households.

Benefits of Ujjwala Yojana

The scheme would benefit many families, especially women who have to cooking in ‘chulas’ and have to suffer from respiratory problems. Most of the families who are in the rural area do not have LPG connections. With this scheme the health hazards that the women and children of these household are prone to, will be decreased. The best part about the scheme is that the LPG connections will be allotted in the name of the woman in the family. This would surely empower the women.

Documents Required for applying Ujjwala Yojana

  • The applicants need a copy of the BPL certificate which has been authorized by the Municipality or the Panchayat Pradhan.
  • Also the BPL ration card would be required for applying for the scheme. You also need to provide a photo identity card that has your address (Aadhar card or Voters ID card), with a passport size photograph of the applicant.

Online Application Form for Ujjwala Yojana

The application form for the scheme is available online, it is two page forms. In the form the applicant needs to provide details such as name of the applicant, contact details, bank account number, Aadhar card number and few other details. In the form the applicant also needs to put down the type of Cylinder that the applicant wants which includes 14.2 kg cylinder or 5 kg cylinder. You can download the Ujjwala Yojana Form using this link.

Providing Relief from Smokes by Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY)

Dharmendra Pradhan also stated that the union government has discovered Structural policy rectifications in a genuinely short time incorporating 29 cabinet decisions in the sector of gas and petroleum.

He further added that the transparency as well as discretion is the primary philosophy of the government. This scheme is expected to profit crores of females of the BPL households and will be applied in the following three years. About Rs. 8000 crores has been reserved for supplying 5 crores cooking gas connections to the BPL families under this plan.

The plan furnishes a financial backing of 1600 rupees for each connection of the BPL family. It is a unique initiative in the history of any country in which a Government will carry out a social welfare scheme profiting crores of females belonging to poorest families.

Necessity behind the launch of Ujjwala Yojana Scheme

Though, it’s been widely spread as Ujjwala Yojana scheme offers free LPG connections for the women’s of  BPL families across the nation in order to boost their living standards. The hidden truth is on considering the arising global environmental thread several countries decided to reduce the factors which are reasons for environmental thread. In India usage of improper cooking fuels (woods, animal disposal) causes huge dark smoke and emits carbon in atmosphere which affects global green-house gases, and leads to unstable global climate. Moreover, usage of woods as household cooking fuel will leads to deforestation which once again affects eco-balance. On considering those issues and to overcome the problems, government decided to offer

proper cooking fuel (LPG Connections) at free of cost for BPL families especially on rural regions.

Below mentioned table elaborates the impact of using improper cooking fuel.

S.NoImpact of using Improper cooking fuels In homeDetailed Explanation
1Health IssueUsing improper cooking fuels in homes would cause dark smoke and emits carbon, which would harmful for cooking person if its intake continuously. Apart from that the indoor pollution affects healths of all family members and damages earth atmosphere too.
2Unstable Earth ClimateAs a result of continuous emission of large among of carbon gas from houses, factories and by vehicles in road affects green-house gases and causes severe changes in earth climate
3DeforestationContinuous usage of woods as house hold cooking fuel will result in de-forestation. When the amount of tree gets decreases once again nature’s eco-balance will be down and creates serious problem in earth’s atmosphere by increasing heat waves, reduction of rainfalls and so
4Stats Released by WHOAccording to recently stats released by WHO, around 1.5 billion premature deaths across the global was occurred due the air pollution created by household cooking fuels
5Women’s HealthAs the reports, it is proven that women’s are highly affected because of in taking high volumes of air pollution created by improper cooking fuels

How Ujjwala Yojana works?

Under the scheme of Ujjwala Yojana the government plans to provide around 5 crore free cooking LPG connections to the families who belong to the BPL (Below Poverty Line) category. The scheme will ensure that all the BPL houses have LPG connections. This will provide protection of the health of women and children in the homes. The scheme will provide a financial support of Rs.1600 for each connection to the BPL households.

Issues which are addressed by Ujjwala Yojana

  • The smoke inhaled from cooking in firewood is like smoking around 40 cigarettes, so this scheme would save the children and women from the smoke. Usage of LPG would address the issue of such health hazard
  • It would reduce air pollution that is caused by the emission of the smoke from the firewood cooking
  • It has been recorded that there has been around 5 lakh deaths because of the use of unclean cooking methods. The scheme addresses this issue as well.
  • LPG connections would address the respiratory problems of children caused due to the use of firewood in cooking.

Gas Connection In The Name of Female Members in Ujjwala Yojana

“We’re clear that the subsidies ought to be aimed and we’re dedicated towards rectifying it,” Pradhan stated. Asked whether the benefits of slumping prices of natural gas are being passed on to the customers or not, Pradhan enunciated that the cooking gas cylinders are as of now subsidized.

Free LPG connection will be provided only to the female members of the BPL familiesPradhan said the central government will supply five crore cooking gas connections on discount rates to the female members of the BPL families over 3 years till 2018-2019.
New life to the people of flood affected areasConsidering providing relief to the fishermen, daily workers and farmers affected by recent floods in the state of Tamil Nadu, Kiran Rijiju stated that the state governments must protect these topics and the Central Government can then pursue them in regard to the rules connected to Finance Commission. The central government will also take care of the poor who are badly affected by the recent floods and they are struggling to survive and the free gas connections will give them a new life to live.

Ujjwala Yojana has been launched in these states

SNoState NameDate of Launch
1Utter Pradesh (UP)1st May 2016
2Madhya Pradesh (MP)15th May 2016
3Rajasthan15th May 2016
4Gujarat15th May 2016
5Uttrakhand19th June 2016
6Odisha20th June 2016
7Bihar28th June 2016
8MP (Madhya Pradesh)4th July 2016
9Motihari (Bihar)31th July 2016
10Raipur (Chattisgarh)7th Aug 2016
11Kolkata (West bengal)14th Aug 2016
12Jammu and Kashmir (J and K)28th Aug 2016
13Jharkhand20th Oct 2016
14Jammu04th Nov 2016
14Tripura22 Aug 2017

Ujjwala Yojana Updates

  • This Scheme is launched in Uttrakhand on 9th June 2016
  • This Scheme will be launched is Odisha on 20th June 2016
  • Ujjwala Yojana Subsciber exceeds 2cr.

Update 10 April 2018

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana In Delhi

In Delhi, Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana was launched. The women who are from below the poverty line and have BPL cards can apply for the scheme. However, to apply for the scheme, BPL card holder women who do not have LPG connection at home can apply through online portal.

The scheme was originally launched in the year 2016. This year, in 2018, during first week of April, the Delhi government has announced for application form for the same.400 beneficiaries will be able to apply for the scheme in the first phase of the scheme.

25/ 05/ 2018

Grihini Suvidha Yojana in Himachal Pradesh

The main objective of the Grahini Suvidha Yojana is to provide benefits to those poor households, which have not enrolled under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, or do not have a LPG gas cylinder to cook food. The state steps in here as it paves the way for these poor families to have LPG connection for at least two continuous years.As per the announcement, the HP state authority has allocated a whopping budget of Rs. 12 crore for meeting the financial requirements of this scheme.


On the 23rd July 2018, Petroleum & Natural Gas Ministry head Dharmendra Pradhan announced official that Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana has produced satisfactory results. This free LPG connection scheme for BPL families was implemented on a pan-India basis. In 2016 – 2017, around 2 crore free connections were issued while the government set out with a target to reach 1.5 crore families. During 2017 – 2018, central government had the same target but offered 1.56 crore connection. This year, central government desires to offer 2 crore new connections. Till 18th July, it has already issued 1.17 crore connections. For meeting this year’s target, central government has allocated Rs. 1642 crore. The minister is positive that the department will cross the target this year as well.

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