At a time when the Union Cabinet has expanded the ambit of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) to all ‘poor people’, the flagship scheme of the BJP government is set to complete 60 million-consumer mark on Monday.
Early this month, the reach of the cooking gas scheme was extended to all the poor in the country — through which beneficiaries can avail it by simply submitting ration card or Aadhar card.
The move is likely to add another 20 million people to the scheme that was targeted to reach out to 80 million consumers.
Pushed by the scheme, overall liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) penetration in India increased from 62 per cent in 2016 to 90 per cent now, one of the top achievements of the current government in clean energy sector. Read More