Government changes policy to distribute free LPG Cylinder under Ujjawala YojanaJune 20, 2020
The government changed the policy of distributing free LPG Cylinder under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY). Under this scheme, the government had decided to distribute free LPG Cylinder to the poor for three months under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana.
Under this scheme, in the initial two months of April and May, funds were provided to the beneficiaries account under Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) so that they do not face any problem. The government changed this policy for the month of June. Now the beneficiary will first have to pay the price of LPG cylinder himself for the month of June and this amount will be put into his account later by the government.
This scheme was introduced by the government to reduce the hardship of the poor during the corona virus lockdown. Due to this, only people registered under the Ujjwala scheme could take advantage of it.