Aadhaar made must for free LPG connections too


Aadhaar made must for free LPG connections too

Women of households below poverty line will need to enrol for Aadhaar by May 31 to be able to avail themselves of a free LPG connection under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana. The petroleum ministry has made this mandatory after making the 12-digit identification number compulsory for subsidised cooking gas cylinders under its Pahal scheme a few months ago. The move comes after the government has made Aadhaar mandatory for nearly three dozen welfare schemes such as the midday meal scheme over the past one week. Under the Ujjwala Yojana, launched last year by Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Ballia in Uttar Pradesh, the government aims to give five

The move comes after the government has made Aadhaar mandatory for nearly three dozen welfare schemes such as the midday meal scheme over the past one week. Under the Ujjwala Yojana, launched last year by Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Ballia in Uttar Pradesh, the government aims to give five crore LPG connections to BPL families by 2019 while absorbing the cost of Rs 1,600 per connection.

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