The state government will provide LPG connections to all ration card holders who have not been able to avail clean and smoke-free cooking fuel under schemes like the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana. Under PMUY, beneficiaries for free gas connections belong to BPL families and are chosen through the socio-economic caste census data.
“In order to provide a smoke-free environment to the Indian women, the implementation of Ujjwala Mission has been started on a large scale. The government desires to provide gas connections to all ration card holders who are deprived of Ujjwala gas scheme, Dr Shyamaprasad Mukherjee Jan-Van Development Scheme and any other LPG distribution schemes,” said Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar.
The government said the programme will be started as a pilot project in Naxal-hit pockets and areas that have witnessed a large number of farmer suicides. For the financial year 2019-20, the state has set aside Rs 100 crore for this purpose. Read More
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