In India, people are mostly dependent on LPG to cook their food. The concept of induction gas is still not accepted here and thus the government has decided to take this step. The central government also has a similar scheme by the name of Ujjwala and that is one of the reasons why the Anila Bhagya scheme faced a lot of controversies. People accused the government of running parallel scheme with the central government. Under the scheme, the government is planning to provide free LPG connections and free stove to the people who are eligible for the benefits. The Chhattisgarh government launched a new subsidy on the 7th of August 2016 to benefit the poor people, as many as 2.16 lakh families in the state have been selected for the Ujjwala scheme but are yet to be allotted the LPG connections.
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How will the scheme work?
The scheme is being funded by the state government and it was declared and the scheme will not clash with the Ujjwala scheme as the scheme will be focused on providing benefits to people who are not covered under the Ujjwala scheme. The government also said that the aid granted by the central government will not be used in this case.
What is the Eligibility criteria for the scheme?
- The benefits of the scheme can only be obtained by the people who are not taking the benefits under Ujjwala scheme.
- In addition to this, the family has to be below the poverty line to take the advantage of the scheme.
- One family will get only one LPG connection and one gas stove. Diverse relatives from a similar family would not be given advantages.
- The candidate of the plan ought to be the ladies.
What are the Rules pertaining to non-eligibility of the scheme?
Any person who is not covered in the points stated above is not eligible for the benefits of the scheme.
How to apply for the scheme?
The plan was propelled as of late yet no reasonable insights about the application system are accessible. According to the last warning, the individual would need to stroll into the workplace of LPG specialist organisation and she can acquire an application form for the same. The shape at that point should be filled and submitted at the workplace. Once the frame is presented, the information will be confirmed against the national database of BPL. After the verification is complete, the benefits will be delivered.
Documents required to apply for the scheme
- The applicant needs to have a copy of the BPL certificate which has been must be authorized by the Municipality or the Panchayat Pradhan.
- The BPL must also have a ration card that would be required for applying along with a photo identity card that has your address proof which may be taken from your
- Aadhaar Card
- Voters ID card along with a passport size photograph of the applicant.
What are the benefits of the scheme?
- Free LPG association with the general population who are not secured under Ujjwala plot.
- Free stoves will also be distributed to the people who were left out in Ujjwala Scheme.
- Another benefit is that Rs 1920 will be subsidized and under the Ujjwala scheme, the government is only providing subsidy of Rs 1600
- As per an estimate, approximately 5 lakh families will get the benefit of this scheme.
- Using LPG is dependably a superior alternative to utilizing LPG doesn’t discharge destructive gasses when contrasted with customary Chula cooking.
Who will back the plan?
The plan is being backed by the state government and as informed by the government, the aid provided by the central government is not being utilized here. Is this the route forward for the country?
The plan will clearly profit many individuals however as we would like to think, the state government should work in synchronization with the local government and the current plans ought to be adjusted to give the most extreme advantages. The scheme seems to be like running a competition between the state and central government whereas, the government should be working together to deliver the benefits to the people.