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Free LPG Cylinder Refill Distribution Campaign

  • 14 Nov 2023
  • 1 min read

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Recently, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath launched the free LPG refill distribution campaign to women beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana in a function organized at Lok Bhavan in Lucknow. During this, he also announced to provide free cooking gas on the occasion of Holi in the month of March.

Key Points

  • During the event held at Lok Bhavan, the Chief Minister symbolically presented subsidy checks to 10 beneficiaries. As part of the scheme's inauguration, the subsidy funds for over 54 lakh families were transferred to the accounts of oil companies.
  • During the scheme's launch, the Chief Minister, making reference to the public welfare resolution letter, stated that prior to the 2022 assembly elections, the resolution had announced the distribution of free gas cylinders during Diwali and Holi. In line with this commitment, the scheme has now been initiated.
  • 1.75 crore families of the state will get the benefit of free LPG cylinder and the state government will spend Rs 2312 crore on subsidy.

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