Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana: News

01 Nov 2023

LPG Cylinder

Centre hikes commercial LPG rates by over Rs. 100

Government-owned oil companies, Indian Oil Corporation, Bharat Petroleum Corporation, and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation, have raised the prices of 19kg commercial LPG cylinders by up to Rs. 101.5 in the four metro cities.

04 Oct 2023

Anurag Thakur

Centre hikes LPG subsidy for Ujjwala beneficiaries by Rs. 100

The Centre on Wednesday raised Ujjwala subsidy from Rs. 200 to Rs. 300 per LPG cylinder.

03 Jun 2022


New LPG subsidy rules: Check eligibility, subsidy amount, other details

Beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana will receive a Rs. 200 subsidy straight into their bank account for buying 14.2kg liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders.

10 Aug 2021

Narendra Modi

PM Modi launches Ujjwala 2.0 for providing free LPG connections

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday launched Ujjwala 2.0 -- the second phase of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) -- by handing over LPG connections in Mahoba in Uttar Pradesh and said his government's aim is to ensure that benefit of the country's resources reach all.

22 Dec 2020


1.7 million deaths in 2019 linked to air pollution

A staggering 18% of deaths in India in 2019, 1.7 million in numbers, were linked with air pollution, a study published in The Lancet Planetary Health revealed.

LPG cylinder price hiked; check new rates here

The state-run oil marketing company Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) on Wednesday increased the rates of LPG cylinders by up to Rs. 149 per cylinder.

01 Apr 2019


Sambit Patra's video invites questions over Ujjwala scheme

Sambit Patra, the BJP spokesperson who has been fielded from Puri Lok Sabha constituency, shared a video of a woman cooking food on an earthen oven sparking questions about the success of Ujjwala Yojana.

25 Feb 2019


HPCL to launch lighter, safer fiber LPG cylinders across India

State-run Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) is all set to launch new, colorful LPG (domestic cooking gas) cylinders soon across India in a few months.

PM Modi's letters to poor has troubled Opposition. But why?

To celebrate the 100-day mark of Ayushman Bharat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious health insurance scheme, hundreds of poor have received letters signed by him, a move which has rattled the Opposition.

28 May 2018

Narendra Modi

Ujjwala Yojana leading to better health of Indian women: PM

PM Narendra Modi on Monday said ten crore LPG connections, including four crore free connections to poor women, were given in last four years, compared to 13 crore connections in six decades since Independence.

18 Apr 2018

Narendra Modi

Two tribal villages in Odisha set to be declared 'smokeless'

In a major step towards development, two tribal villages of Koraput district, Odisha, will get the smokeless tag on May 5.

28 Dec 2017


No more monthly hike of Rs. 4 in cylinder prices

Seventeen months after it asked oil companies to hike LPG cylinder prices by Rs. 4 monthly, the Center withdrew the decision in October.

01 Oct 2017


LPG costlier by Rs 1.50/cylinder, jet fuel price by 6%

October's LPG and aviation turbine fuel (ATF) price revision saw both products getting costlier.

09 Sep 2017


India's first smokeless village Vyachakurahalli enters Limca Book of Records

Vyachakurahalli, India's first "smokeless village", in Karnataka's Chikkaballapur district has made it to the Limca Book of Records-2017!

07 May 2017


Free LPG Connections: Centre to expand network with Rs. 30,000cr

The Centre is entailing a Rs. 30,000cr-investment for expanding LPG production and distribution network in the next three years.

12 Apr 2017

Narendra Modi

1.7cr Indian households sleep and cook in one room: Study

A study on Socio-Economic Caste Census (SECC) by the housing ministry has revealed that a staggering 1.7 crore of Indian households do not have separate kitchens.