Families below the poverty line (BPL) and Ujjwala scheme beneficiaries in Rajasthan will now get LPG cylinders for Rs 500, and Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has approved a financial proposal of Rs 750 crore, according to an official statement. .
The financial proposal concerned the ‘Prime Minister’s Gas Cylinder’ scheme, it said.
This approval will benefit more than 73 lakh families in the state. Under this scheme, eligible beneficiaries will be able to obtain one cylinder per month at a cheaper rate starting April 1, the statement said.
The statement said that the state government will give a subsidy of Rs 410 per gas cylinder to families having a gas connection under the Ujjwala scheme.
A subsidy of Rs 610 per gas cylinder will be paid to BPL families, it said.
On the purchase of a cylinder by a beneficiary, the subsidy amount will be transferred to their account linked to Jan Aadhaar. The benefit of this scheme will also be granted to beneficiaries who have registered after April 1, the statement said.
In the Rajasthan Budget 2023-24, Chief Minister Gehlot had announced the provision of cylinders for Rs 500 to BPL families and Ujjwala Yojana beneficiaries.
First posted: 01 Apr 2023 | 23:22 IS