Centre extends Ujjwala subsidy till March 2025.

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Centre extends Ujjwala subsidy till March 2025.

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La Excellence IAS Academy | March 8, 2024 | Current Affairs

Syllabus: GS-I, Subject: Current Affairs, Topic: Schemes/Policies/Programmes, Issue: Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana

Context: Union Cabinet decided to extend Ujjwala subsidy and approved UNNATI 2024 scheme.

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY): Launched in 2016, aimed at providing clean and safe cooking fuel to low-income families in India.


  • Free deposit for LPG connection (covers cylinder, regulator, hose, gas stove in some cases)
  • Financial assistance of Rs. 1600 for each connection.
  • Subsidy on LPG refills – 300 per 14.2 kg cylinder for up to 12 refills per year.
  • Implemented by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.

UNNATI scheme: Uttar Poorva Transformative Industrialisation Scheme to promote activity in the manufacturing and service sectors in the northeast by providing incentives.

  • Financial Outlay: ₹10,037 crore for a period of 10 years
  • Target: Generate employment opportunities, promote socio-economic development, and create productive economic activity in the North Eastern states.
  • Implementation Body: Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT).

Source: The Hindu

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