PM Modi announces reduction in LPG cylinder price by Rs 100 on International Women’s Day

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced a reduction of Rs 100 in the price of LPG cylinders on International Women’s Day.

PM Modi took to his official X (formerly Twitter) and announced, “Today, on Women’s Day, our Government has decided to reduce LPG cylinder prices by Rs. 100. This will significantly ease the financial burden on millions of households across the country, especially benefiting our Nari Shakti.”

“By making cooking gas more affordable, we also aim to support the well-being of families and ensure a healthier environment. This is in line with our commitment to empowering women and ensuring ‘Ease of Living’ for them,” the tweet further read.

Earlier, the Central government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has decided to give Rs 300 subsidy on each LPG cylinder. The decision to this effect was taken by the Union Cabinet on Thursday.

The Cabinet has reportedly approved the continuation of targeted subsidy of Rs 300 per 14.2 kg cylinder (and proportionately pro-rated for 5 kg cylinder) for up to 12 refills per year to be provided to the beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) during FY 2024-25.  As on March 1, 2024 there are more than 10.27 crore PMUY beneficiaries.

The total expenditure will be Rs.12,000 crore for financial year 2024-25.  The subsidy is credited directly to bank accounts of the eligible beneficiaries.

To make Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG), a clean cooking fuel, available to the rural and deprived poor households, Government launched Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana in May 2016, to provide deposit free LPG connections to adult women of poor households.

Also Read: Govt To Give Rs 300 Subsidy On Each LPG Cylinder

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