Despite Narendra Modi’s LPG push, household air pollution kills 8 lakh people


Despite Narendra Modi’s LPG push, household air pollution kills 8 lakh people

Prime Minister Narendra Modi won a thumping majority in the Lok Sabha election dismissing all hullaballoo about rural distress and neglect of the poor. Analysts have credited Narendra Modi government’s LPG scheme among other things for the BJP’s return to power.

The government claimed that it distributed more than 8 crore free LPG connections to the poor and Narendra Modi referred to it in his election rallies saying that the Ujjwala Yojana had helped women work in air pollution-free environment.

But a recent report by a team of researchers is not in sync with the claims made by the government. Findings published by the Collaborative Clean Air Policy Centre ahead of the World Environment Day suggest that household air pollution Read More

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