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   409/2020-PUB6th April 2020

1.36 lakh PMUY beneficiaries to get free LPG cylinders

A spokesperson of the Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs informed here today that keeping in view of COVID-19 Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package (PMGKY) was announced by Central Government to provide certain facilities for the poor and needy. Under the package eight crore families would be given three free gas cylinders for three months from April to June, 2020. As many as 1.36 lakh beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) in the state would get benefit from this initiative.

 The cylinder refill amount of one month has been transferred to bank accounts of beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana by the government. The information of amount transferred to the beneficiary was also being sent through message to those consumers whose mobile numbers were registered in bank database. The beneficiary of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana has to make full payment while taking the cylinder as the amount was already deposited in their account.

The spokesperson informed that the amount to be provided under the scheme for the month of May and June, 2020 would be transferred in the first week of the month. He said that the next amount would be transferred directly in the bank account only after the previous amount was used. The beneficiary can take the next refill after a gap of 15 days, he added.

He further informed that families covered under National Food Security Scheme were being provided with five kilogram rice per person per month for free from April to June, 2020. They would also be provided with ration under National Food Security Scheme on approved rates.

He said that there was no shortage of LPG and other food items and Government is monitoring the supply regularly. He appealed to the consumers to step out of their homes only if essentially required.

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