The Union Cabinet has approved a proposal to give a subsidy of Rs 200 on domestic cooking gas cylinders. The central government has made a big announcement on Rakshabandhan and Onam to provide relief to the people who are facing the brunt of inflation. Subsidy of up to Rs 200 will be given to all consumers in the prices of gas cylinders. The beneficiaries of the Ujjwala Yojana will be given a separate subsidy of Rs 200 in addition to the subsidy of Rs 200 they are already getting. That is, they will get a discount of Rs 400 on a gas cylinder. This was announced by Union Minister Anurag Thakur after the cabinet meeting on the eve of Raksha Bandhan.
How will the beneficiaries of Ujjwala Yojana get the benefit of Rs 400 subsidy?
The Union Minister said that under the Ujjwala scheme, people would be given a separate subsidy of Rs 200 on gas cylinders. That is, in addition to the subsidy of Rs.200 they are already getting, an additional subsidy of Rs.200 will be given. In this case, they will get double benefit of total subsidy of Rs.400. Earlier on August 1, petroleum companies had cut the prices of commercial LPG cylinders by Rs 100. During the press briefing, Union Minister Anurag Thakur said that gas cylinders have become cheaper once again, PM gave gifts to crores of sisters of the country on Rakhi and Onam.
Government announced to give 75 lakh new free gas connections
Informing about the decisions taken in the meeting chaired by Prime Minister Modi on the eve of Raksha Bandhan, the Union Minister said that 75 lakh women will also be given free gas connections. They will also be given pipe and stove free of cost. Union Minister Anurag Thakur said that the prices of LPG gas cylinders for domestic use have been reduced by Rs 200 per cylinder for each user. At the same time, 75 lakh new gas connections will be given under 'Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana'. The beneficiaries of 'Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana' are already getting a subsidy of Rs 200. But the rate reduction will also benefit them, which means the rate reduction for the beneficiaries of 'Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana' will be Rs 400 per cylinder.
Everyone associated with Chandrayaan 3 was appreciated in the cabinet
Describing the cabinet meeting, Anurag Thakur said that the central cabinet meeting was held under the chairmanship of the PM. The success of Chandrayaan Mission 3 has enhanced our status in the country and the world. This success is the progress of India's progress. The Union Minister said that now August 23 will be celebrated as National Space Day. India is the first country to land on the South Pole of the Moon. The cabinet has appreciated everyone associated with Chandrayaan 3.
PM tweeted after announcing the reduction in LPG prices
After announcing the cut in LPG cylinder prices, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, "The festival of Rakshabandhan is a day to increase happiness in our family. The cut in gas prices will increase the convenience of the sisters of my family and make their lives easier." May every sister of mine be happy, be healthy, be happy, this is my wish from God."
BJP President JP Nadda said this by tweeting
BJP President JP Nadda also tweeted on the reduction in the price of LPG cylinders, "Now Ujjwala beneficiaries will get a subsidy of Rs 400 in cooking gas and all other consumers will get a discount of Rs 200 in cooking gas."
The decision to make cylinders cheaper is not an election stunt: Anurag Thakur
On the decision to make cylinders cheaper, Union Minister Anurag Thakur said that this is not an election stunt. He said, “We have not let the heat reach the consumers even after the continuous increase in international prices amidst all the challenges. People were given the benefit of discounts from time to time, when the prices were skyrocketing in the world. Even then Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government gave relief to the people. When the global prices were unbridled, the prices in India increased by only 23 percent. During that time also 21 lakh crore rupees subsidy was paid. The decision to give subsidy should not be linked to elections."
Ujjwala cylinder will be available for Rs 703
After the government's decision, 14.2 kg LPG cylinder will be given to Ujjwala consumers for Rs 703. Under the Ujjwala Yojana, 12 cylinders are given per year and the benefit of subsidy is directly transferred to the beneficiary's account. Under this scheme, women are given a gas stove and a cylinder free of cost. So far 9.60 crore Ujjwala connections have been distributed. After giving 75 lakh new connections, the number of beneficiaries of this scheme will reach 10.35 crore.