New Delhi: In a significant development, the Union Cabinet, in its meeting on Wednesday, approved a raise in the subsidy allocated for Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) beneficiaries.
The subsidy per LPG cylinder will now stand at Rs 300, marking a noteworthy increase of Rs 100, as announced by Union Minister Anurag Thakur during the post-meeting press briefing.
Ujjwala beneficiaries will now be eligible for an additional subsidy of Rs 100 per cylinder. The Union Cabinet cut LPG domestic gas cylinder prices by Rs 200 for all consumers in August.
“During the past nine years, a lot of development work has been done for the welfare of women and the poor. Last month, on the eve of Rakshabandhan, when the prices of domestic LPG were reduced by Rs 200, it reached about Rs 900. However, for the Ujjwala beneficiaries, it was Rs 700,” Thakur said.
The decision on additional subsidies for Ujjawala beneficiaries has come ahead of assembly polls in five states. Elections in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Chhattisgarh, and Telangana will be held by the end of this year.
(With ANI Inputs)