Bhubaneswar: Ujjwala beneficiaries in Indiana are going to get full cost of their refill cylinder for the month of April in advance in their bank account.

As the union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman has announced in the PM Carib Kalyan Yojana that the Ujjwala beneficiaries would get three refills free of cost, the Central sector Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) – Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., Bharat Petroleum and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. — are going to transfer the refill cost in advance into the account of the beneficiaries for their refill for the month of April.

The government of India has announced free refills for all the Ujjwala Yojana consumers for the next three months, from 1st April 2020 to 30th June 2020, under PM Garib Kalyan Yojana. PMUY (Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana) beneficiaries will be entitled to free 14.2 kg LPGcylinders.

A spokesperson for OMCs said, “It has been decided to transfer the full RSP (Retail Selling Price) of the refill cost for April’20, in advance, to the linked bank account of Ujjwala beneficiaries solely for the purpose of utilising this amount to purchase the free LPG cylinders. A PMUY customer is entitled to one cylinder per month. The beneficiary can book the next refill only after 15 days of receipt of the last refill. The booking of refill must be done through IVRS or registered mobile number. “

The spokesperson has said , “The Corporation’s LPG distributorships are well-stocked for the lockdown period and there is no shortage. Customers are advised not to panic, or resort to hoarding and panic-buying.”