The state government of Karnataka is going to launch its much awaited Mukhyamantri Anila Bhagya LPG scheme to provide a LPG connection to all BPL families of the state. Under the Anila Bhagya scheme, the state government would provide a LPG gas connection along with a gas stove and two cylinder refills to each beneficiary of the state.
Under Mukhyamantri Anila Bhagya LPG Scheme, the state government will target around 15-20 lakh beneficiaries in the state. The beneficiaries can avail the scheme benefits by making registrations through online or offline modes. The application forms for the scheme would be invited through online mode and the registration process is expected to start in next 15 days.
After the applications are made, the government would take about 30 days to process the applications and provide scheme benefits. Any BPL holder who has not availed the benefits of centrally sponsored free LPG connection scheme PM Ujjwala Yojana can apply online for Anila Bhagya.
Anila Bhagya Online Registration / Application Form
The applications for the Anila Bhagya scheme will be invited through the online mode at the official website of Karnataka State government or a dedicated scheme portal. The interested candidate can follow the prescribed steps to make online registration for the scheme.
The details of the website where the online applications for Anila Bhagya can be made will be available only after the scheme is launched.
The offline application forms for the scheme can be submitted to the nearest Gram Panchayat in rural areas while people living in urban areas can apply for the scheme by visiting their respective ward offices.
Once the applications are made, the details of the applicants would be matched against the SECC-2011 data list to make sure the beneficiary has not already availed free LPG connection under PM Ujjwala Yojana. Applications of candidates found to have already availed Ujjwala Yojana benefits would be rejected.
Eligibility Criteria for Anila Bhagya
Below is the basic criteria for Anila Bhagya free LPG scheme
- The benefit of the scheme is only for Karnataka citizens belonging to BPL category.
- The applicant should possesses Aadhar number.
- The beneficiaries of Ujjwala scheme will not be able to take the benefits of the scheme.
- After submitting the form, the name of beneficiary will be cross-checked with the data of Socio-Economic Caste Census 2011.
Anila Bhagya scheme earlier was expected to be launched in Mid-July but delayed due to some reasons.
Highlights of Anila Bhagya LPG Scheme
Below given some features of the scheme:-
- Online registrations for the scheme will be started in next 15 days.
- All BPL cardholders are eligible to take the benefits of the scheme.
- The process of application will be completed within one month.
- The distribution of LPG connection under the scheme will begin in December.
- The government is prepared to cover about 15 lakh beneficiaries in the state.
- The government has earmarked total outlay of Rs. 1100 crore to implement of scheme.
- Total cost of per connection is Rs. 4,040.
Karnataka State govt. has allocated Rs. 1350 crore in Karnataka Budget 2018-19 to benefit 30 lakh people.
According to the notification, the central government’s Ujjwala scheme has failed to cover all the beneficiary in the state. As per the released data, only 6-7 lakh beneficiaries have taken the benefits of Ujjwala scheme which was insufficient compared to requirement.
In addition, gas companies in the state are working on improving the infrastructure in rural areas to provide door to door delivery of cylinders. The state government would also deliver the two burner gas stoves at the residences of beneficiaries.
Below is the scheme advertisement published by the Chief Minister on his FB profile
Anila Bhagya Free LPG Scheme for BPL Families in Karnataka (Update As on 2 July 2017)
The state government of Karnataka is all set to launch “Anila Bhagya”, a free LPG scheme for BPL families in the state. Instead of launching the flagship scheme of central government “Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana”, the state govt has decided to launched its own free LPG connection scheme “Anila Bhagya” in the state.
The Anila Bhagya free LPG scheme is expected to be launched in the Mid of July. Under the scheme, state government would offer free LPG connections to BPL card holder families in the state. The Anila Bhagya scheme would be launched from one of the backward districts of the Hyderabad – Karnataka region.
UPDATE: The Anila Bhagya free LPG scheme is expected to be launched in December this year while the online registrations for the scheme may start in 15 days.
Anila Bhagya Free LPG Scheme
The main objective of the scheme is to provide clean cooking fuel to the families belonging to Below Poverty Line and reduce the health hazards caused by the use of traditional fossil fuel.
The selection of beneficiaries under the central government’s Ujjwala yojana is being done on the basis of SECC-2011 data while under the Anila Bhagya scheme, all the BPL card holders whether present in the SECC-2011 list or not would be entitled to get free LPG connection.
The scheme was announced in the Karnataka state budget of 2017-18 by chief minister Siddaramaiah. Under the Anila Bhagya scheme, about 1 Crore families in the state whether eligible for Ujjwala Yojana or not would get free LPG connection.
Benefits under Anila Bhagya Scheme
There are a few additional benefits being offered under the Anila Bhagya free LPG connection scheme over the Ujjwala Yojana as below.
- An additional gas stove would be provided to all the eligible BPL card holders under Anila Bhagya scheme.
- Whether eligible or not for Ujjwala Yojana, all BPL card holders to get free LPG connection under the scheme.
- No need to be present in SECC-2011 BPL list, just hold a BPL card and get a free LPG connection and a gas stove.
The total cost of the Anila Bhagya scheme implementation would be borne by the Karnataka state government and no central assistance would be provided.
Anila Bhagya scheme is not launched yet, however once the scheme is launched all the details would be updated.
Gas Bhagya Scheme in Karnataka for Free Gas Connections to BPL Families (Update on 12 March 2016)
State Government of Karnataka is all set to launch a new scheme under the Bhagya schemes Outlay to provide free LPG connections to the women belonging to BPL households. The Karnataka government, under the Gas Bhagya scheme will provide a cooking stove and a domestic LPG connection to women members of each below poverty line (BPL) family.
The state government is also keen to implement the recently announced Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana by sharing the cost with Centre.
The Gas Bhagya scheme is expected to benefit about 40% of almost 1 Crore BPL families who use karosene, firewood, crop residue or cowdung cake to cook food.
Karnataka Government had earlier launched such scheme to distribute the free LPG connections to those who get their quota of Karosene from fair price shops. But, under the new Gas Bhagya scheme, free LPG connections will be given to those relying on firewood, crop residue or cowdung cake to cook.
The Gas Bhagya scheme is expected to be launched soon, however no exact date has been mentioned yet.