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(PMUY) Apply Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana BPL SECC 2011 List ( Application Form KYC) – Free LPG Gas Connection Scheme

A unique Indian central government scheme to extend availability of cooking gas to the women who belong to households that are Below Poverty Line (BPL). It is well known that India with its vast rural area have a huge population who are yet resorting to usage of cooking fuel that is both unclean as well as damaging to the environment at large. Due their low income status, such families are unable to afford the LPG which is used in other households.

Name Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana
Key Feature Free LPG Connection
Target Audience Below Poverty List
Documents BPL Card
Eligibility Indian and Minimum Age= 18 years
Government Financial Contribution 2000 crore
Families will be benefited 5 crore
Benefit Health Improvement, Reduce Air Pollution
Active Year 2016-2019
Last date 31st March 2019
Ujjwala Yojana Launch Date In Different State (Present Year)
MP, Rajasthan, Gujarat 15 MAY
Bihar 31 JULY
Odisha 20 JUNE
Delhi 10 April 2018
Telangana 14 April 2018
Jammu 20 April 2018 (2nd Phase)

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How to Apply for Ujjwala Yojana PMUY scheme and Documents Required

  • Form for applying for the scheme is available with all LPG distributors all over the country.
  • The form is available free of cost
  • Basic details like name, contact details, bank account details are to be filled in the application form.
  • There is a set of mandatory documents that are to be attached to the application. These are
    • Panchayat or municipality issues BPL certificate
    • The BPL Ration Card of the woman
    • A Photo ID is required to be submitted which could be Aadhar Card or Voter ID Card
    • Passport Size Photograph of recent date
  • There are two types of LPG cylinders of 15.2 kg and 5 kg which need to be specified by the applicant.
  • Completed application form is to be handed over to the LPG distribution service provider itself.
  • You can get the Ujjwala kyc application Form using this link
  • Your Name has to be present in SECC 2011 List to get this free gas connection.

Objective behind the Ujjwala Yojana Scheme

The Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana scheme aims at bridging this gap by providing the LPG to families living in BPL for no cost. While the aim is to provide this clean cooking gas advantage to the entire family, it has a second aim and that is to empower the women of the country who run the household.

The scheme therefore envisages providing the gas with the woman of the house being the direct beneficiary. Families living below poverty line, their women would be empowered by this scheme to apply and be the main subscriber of the free cooking gas supply.

The government has set aside 2000 crore in the current union budget to cater for this scheme and envisages to reach about 1.5 consumers in the scheme.

The various issues that Ujjwala Yojana would address therefore are:-

  • Empowering the women of the country and giving them a place of respect in the family.
  • Reducing air pollution that is caused by the emissions from using fossil fuel for cooking in these rural areas.
  • Not only is there a damaging effect on the environment from the burning of fossil fuel, it also has enormous health hazard issues to the individuals. This factor too would be addressed by usage of LPG.
  • India has a verified record of 5 lakh deaths occurring due usage of such unclean cocking agents. The project therefore envisages arresting this loss of human life.
  • While there have been fatalities from usage of unclean fuel, another direct health hazard has been experienced by children in the rural area suffering from respiratory diseases. LPG usage is expected to eradicate this problem.

Eligibility criteria for Ujjwala Yojana

  • The age limit for eligibility of the woman to apply for the scheme is 18 plus.
  • Necessary that the applicant is a woman and belongs to the BPL group. Your Name should appear in Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana List.
  • The subsidy would be transferred to the applicant via bank transfer, and therefore the woman applicant has to have an account in any of the nationalized bank of the country.
  • No other household member that the woman applicant belongs to must be an existing LPG subscriber
  • This scheme is aimed for economically backward people. So applicants name should be present in SECC 2011 List.
  • With the new implementation the government aims at rectifying the flaws faced. It has already sanctioned the approval of scheme expansion such that ST/SC household categories would also be offered with coverage.
  • Under the new implementation, the coverage will also be offered to the other sectors including population that live on Islands and Remote river banks, along with ones that come under MBC (most backward classes) of the society.
  • The coverage has been announced for be improvised for tribes of Ex-tea gardens along with those who live in the forest regions. Apart from this, PMAY-G beneficiaries will also be covered under the new expansion scheme including SECC households and AAY (Antyodaya Anna Yojana) beneficiaries.

Selection of the beneficiaries

Given the wide applicability of the scheme, the number of applicants is naturally expected to be far greater than the possible cover pack that the government has envisaged. For this reason, the official announcement and the paper on the PMUY indicates that the selection of beneficiaries would be based on economic conditions amongst the BPL groups too. For example SC/ST group people would be the first to receive the benefit. For the rest of the group, the division of number of cylinders being provided would depend on the particular state and its existing LPG distribution density. States that have a lower LPG coverage would be given higher priority in the PMUY LPG distribution scheme.

Funding for Ujjwala Yojana

As mentioned before the center has set aside 2000 crore rupees for this project in the current FY. The project is expected to be spread over the next three years for its implementation stage and the total expenditure would be 8000 crore by then, as per estimates. Collection or generation of funds has been worked out from the scheme where people of higher income group have voluntarily agreed to give up their subsidy. Records indicate 1.5 crore people have given up their option to avail subsidy on LPG.

Agencies for verification and other related work

Government has set up various agencies that would scrutinize the applications and award or reject the same.  Respective Oil Management Company has been given the onus to verify the application and the individual’s status through their field agents. Verification process would be aided by an online data centre and digital process. So far as the cost of the stove goes, the beneficiary would be given the option of going for an EMI payment process to purchase the stove which receives positive response from the experts all across the nation.

The government also made provisions for voluntary organization or individuals to participate in the yojana if they wish to contribute towards payment of the cost of stove for the beneficiary. The government order indicates that this subsidiary scheme cannot be run under any other new name but must work under the ambit of the PMUY only. Oil Marketing Company has also been told to organize melas and events during which the distribution process of the LPG connection is to be held in public. The event must have in its audience some distinguished people of the local area. OMC themselves would have to collate their list of distributed connection and forward to the government administrative wing within 10 days of every quarter. Tripura has been added in the state list to provide this scheme.



Last date of this scheme has been extended to 31st March 2019.


The facility of financial assistance will be offered by the Himachal state government to the people belonging to the economically poor families of the state. The Grihini Suvidha Yojana has been announced by the HP government such that any household that does not have a legal LPG connection is free to claim for registration under this scheme. Apart from this, the government has also announced that the families that have earlier not been offered with gas connections under the PMUY (Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana) are also free to apply for LPG connection under this said scheme.


Petroleum & Natural Gas Ministry Releases New Targets for Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana

PM Modi wanted to free poor and rural women from the hardships of cooking on earthen ovens. Thus, his Petroleum & Natural Gas Ministry designed and implemented Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana. All rural and BPL families, which did not have access to LPG connection were offered free cylinder by central government. After acquiring their targets for 2016 and 2017 financial years, Petroleum & Natural Gas Ministry head Dharmendra Pradhan announced that during 2018 – 2019, they desire to extend the benefits of this scheme to 2 crore families. Till date, 1.17 crore BPL families have already receive free LPG cylinders under this scheme.

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  1. My mother does not have aadhar card. Can she benefit from this scheme.

  2. How can we avail the benefits of Ujjwala Scheme?

  3. How to apply pm ujwala yojana, can you please tell me the entire process in details?

  4. Will This yojna will spread the LPG gas connection to rural areas also?

  5. How can i get Ujjwala Yojana form Online?

  6. smita suryakant gaikwad

    i want to also required gas connection on my village home.

  7. sir want lpg gas connection

  8. Nitendra Singh

    “Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana” will it originally implemented OR the teeth of Elephant ? Because due to this advertisement OMCs are not releasing BPL Concession. If originally interested to implement this scheme for the sake of poor family, kindly relax the meaning of Local Administration, ie: BPL authentication may be taken from Gram Pradhan. (Because BDO is not in a position to give the certificate of authentication easily.) More over as per 73rd amendment of constitution Gram Pradhan comes under three tire system of state administration .
    Ath apse Nivedan h ki gram ki local body se authorized and approval mile jisse logo ko jyada paresan Na hona pade or asani se bina dalalo ko paise diye garib or bina pade likhe logo tak fayda mil sake.

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