Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday launched Ujjwala 2.0 (Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana - PMUY) by handing over liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) connections at Uttar Pradesh's Mahoba through videoconferencing.
"Universal access to LPG empowered eight crore Indian women to lead smoke-free healthy lives. #PMUjjwala2 lays the basis for the transformation of an additional 1 crore poor families," Union Petroleum Minister Hardeep Singh Puri tweeted.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said along with a deposit-free LPG connection, Ujjwala 2.0 will provide the first refill and hotplate free of cost to the beneficiaries.
Benefits: Besides a deposit-free LPG connection, a free refill worth over Rs 800 and a free stove will be provided to the beneficiaries.
How to apply? The enrollment requires minimal paperwork. Migrants will not be required to submit ration cards or address proof to get the benefit. The applicant must be a woman and the age should be more than 18 years. She must be from a BPL family and have a BPL card and ration card. There shall not be LPG connection in the name of any family member of the applicant.
Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana application can be made through the offline mode by filling and submitting the application form at the nearest LPG distribution agency. While in the online mode, the applicant can go to the official website pmujjwalayojana.com and download the form and have to submit this form at the nearest LPG centre.