Realising the Ujjwala dream

Realising the Ujjwala dream

Over the last three years, the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) has captured global attention owing to its ambition and pace of implementation. Under the scheme, almost 75 million subsidised LPG connections have been provided as of July 18, 2019.

However, the typical rural Indian household still continues to stack LPG with biomass for its cooking needs. Indoor air pollution due to continued biomass use negates the health benefits of using LPG for households.

In 2018, the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), in collaboration with the National University of Singapore and the Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy, conducted a panel survey (ACCESS) of more than 9,000 rural households across India’s six major energy-access-deprived states.

The survey findings highlighted the change in access to clean cooking energy among households in the last three years. Read More

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