The union budget 2019-20 is likely to renew the focus on Prime Minister Modi-led National Democratic Alliance government’s flagship Ujjwala scheme to ensure LPG coverage for all of the country’s households before the year-end, reports LiveMint.
According to the report, the Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, as part of her budget speech, may propose to complete the targeted 80 million connections under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) in the first 100 days of the government. The Ujjwala connections, so far, have reached the 71.9 million mark.
Furthermore, another 10-20 million new LPG connections would be given in the subsequent months to cover all poor households, as part of a cabinet decision taken late last year. Read More
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