The Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) continues to support LPG consumers in India, providing essential subsidies to make cooking fuel more affordable. Here’s an in-depth look at the scheme and current LPG cylinder prices across various cities.

Overview of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY)

The Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) was launched in 2016 with the objective of providing clean cooking fuel to rural and economically weaker households. The scheme aims to reduce the reliance on traditional fuels like wood and kerosene, which are harmful to health and the environment.

Subsidy Details: Under PMUY, beneficiaries receive a subsidy of ₹300 on a 14.2 kg LPG cylinder. This subsidy is directly credited to the bank accounts of eligible beneficiaries through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT). The scheme allows beneficiaries to receive up to 12 refills per financial year (2024-25).

Current LPG Cylinder Prices

Here is the list of LPG cylinder prices across various cities in India:

City Domestic (14.2 kg) Commercial (19 kg)
New Delhi ₹803.00 ₹1676.00 (-69.50)
Kolkata ₹829.00 ₹1787.00 (-72.00)
Mumbai ₹802.50 ₹1629.00 (-69.50)
Chennai ₹818.50 ₹1840.50 (-70.50)
Gurgaon ₹811.50 ₹1684.00 (-67.00)
Noida ₹800.50 ₹1667.00 (-69.00)
Bangalore ₹805.50 ₹1755.00 (-70.50)
Bhubaneswar ₹829.00 ₹1824.50 (-72.00)
Chandigarh ₹812.50 ₹1697.00 (-69.50)
Hyderabad ₹855.00 ₹1903.50 (-72.00)
Jaipur ₹806.50 ₹1698.00 (-69.50)
Lucknow ₹840.50 ₹1789.00 (-69.50)
Patna ₹892.50 ₹1932.00 (-72.50)
Trivandrum ₹812.00 ₹1706.50 (-70.50)

Subsidy Duration and Eligibility

The Central Government has approved the continuation of the targeted subsidy of ₹300 for PMUY beneficiaries until March 31, 2025. This means that for the next 9 months, customers will be able to avail themselves of this discount.

Eligibility: Beneficiaries must be registered under PMUY to receive the subsidy. The subsidy applies to 14.2 kg LPG cylinders and is directly transferred to the beneficiaries’ bank accounts.

Impact on Beneficiaries

The subsidy significantly reduces the cost of LPG cylinders for PMUY beneficiaries. For example, in Delhi, general customers pay ₹803 for a cylinder, while PMUY beneficiaries pay ₹503 after the ₹300 subsidy.

Monthly and Yearly Benefits: Beneficiaries can save up to ₹3,600 annually (₹300 x 12 cylinders), making a substantial difference for low-income households.

Government’s Financial Commitment

The total expenditure for the financial year 2024-25 for providing the subsidy is estimated to be ₹12,000 crore. This substantial investment underscores the government’s commitment to supporting economically weaker sections of society.

Future Plans and New Connections

The government plans to provide 75 lakh new connections under PMUY, further expanding the reach of this beneficial scheme. This initiative aims to bring more households under the umbrella of clean cooking fuel, improving their health and quality of life.

Importance of the Subsidy

India imports about 60% of its LPG requirement. The subsidy helps protect PMUY beneficiaries from the impact of sharp fluctuations in international LPG prices, ensuring that they continue to use LPG despite market volatility.


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