Around 85 lakh cylinders have been delivered to Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) beneficiaries in April under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY). Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana is an initiative of the Indian Central Government to help women living Below the Poverty Line. This scheme was launched on May 1, 2016.
PM Ujjwala Scheme is a Central Government funded scheme launched to provide 5 crore LPG connections to BPL families of the country. A budget of 8000 crores was allocated for this scheme by the government. PMUY is currently active and covers 715 districts of the country.
The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas informed about the development and said, “During April 2020, Oil Marketing Companies(OMCs) have delivered 453.02 lakh cylinders to PMUY beneficiaries under PMGKP. As of 20.5.20,