PM to launch Ujjwala-2 from poll-bound UP

Ujjwala 2.0 will provide the first refill and a hotplate free of cost to the beneficiaries, the government said today.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the second edition of the government’s flagship free LPG connection scheme, Ujjwala, from poll-bound Uttar Pradesh on August 10 in repeat of the 2016 launch of the plan’s original version from the state ahead of the 2017 Assembly elections.

Minimum paperwork

  • Besides deposit-free LPG connection, Ujjwala 2.0 will provide the first refill and a hotplate free to beneficiaries.
  • The enrollment procedure will require minimum paperwork.
  • Under the scheme, migrants will not be required to submit ration cards or address proof.

Ujjwala-2 will go several steps further from Ujjwala-1 that provided free LPG connections to 8 crore women beneficiaries. “Along with a deposit-free LPG connection, Ujjwala 2.0 will provide the first refill and a hotplate free of cost to the beneficiaries. Besides, the enrollment procedure will require minimum paperwork,” the government said today.

In Ujjwala 2.0, migrants will not be required to submit ration cards or address proof.

A self-declaration would suffice as “family declaration” and as “proof of address.”

“Ujjwala 2.0 will help achieve the PM’s vision of universal access to LPG,” the government said today. The launch of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana 2 will see the PM handing over one crore additional LPG connections at Mahoba on August 10 via video-conferencing. UP CM Yogi Adityanath and Union Petroleum Minister Hardeep Puri will attend the event at Mahoba.

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