Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana Small Gas Cylinder Distribution नई प्रधानमंत्री उज्ज्वला योजना सब्सिडी 2018-19 छोटे सिलिंडर की उपलब्धता Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana Mini Cylinder 5 KG LPG Gas Cylinder
Ujjwala Yojana Small Gas Cylinder Distribution – प्रधानमंत्री उज्ज्वला योजना
The Central Government is going to provide Small LPG Gas Cylinders instead of big cylinders under its ambitious Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana Scheme. Under this scheme, the government will now give an option of buying a small gas cylinder instead of the big cylinder to the consumers. It is believed that due to the high cost of big cylinders, many poor families are avoiding refueling of cylinders. While such families can easily refuel the small cylinders with less money.
Small Cylinder Option Is Given Due to High Cost Of Refilling Big Cylinders
According to the reports of Petroleum Ministry, only 80% of families who are the beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana are refilling their Gas Cylinders after receiving gas connections. The poor family beneficiaries are refilling their gas cylinders 2,3 or 4 times in a year. It is clear that the Ujjwala scheme has succeeded in providing smoke and safe fuel to these families, but 20 percent of the families who do not have refilled their gas cylinders are still using old fired wood stoves.
20% Of Families Not Refilled Gas Cylinders
According to the Petroleum Ministry, 20% of the poor families are not refilling their gas cylinders because they are unable to afford the cost of refilling the Gas Cylinders. The refilling of big gas cylinder costs around Rs. 900
Therefore, the government has decided to provide them with a small gas cylinder which they can easily refill by paying less amount.
Ujjwala Yojana Small Gas Cylinder Distribution
To overcome the problem of refilling the big gas cylinders, the Petroleum Ministry has now started giving the option of small cylinders under the Ujjwala Scheme. Petroleum Ministry’s senior official said that small cylinders are being provided in many places. Under this, poor families are being encouraged to return large cylinders and get small cylinders. The main motive of the government behind this scheme is providing clean, non-smokeless fuel to all the poor families of the country.