Union Cabinet raises LPG subsidy for Ujjwala beneficiaries


NEW DELHI: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved an increase in subsidy amount for Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) beneficiaries from Rs 200 to Rs 300 per LPG cylinder. Briefing the media after a meeting of the union cabinet, Union Minister Anurag Thakur said that the subsidy amount for the Ujjwala beneficiaries has been increased by Rs 100. “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,” he said. Ujjwala beneficiaries will now be eligible for an additional subsidy of Rs 100 per cylinder.