Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s signature Ujjwala scheme for providing free cooking gas connection to poor on Friday came in for praise from the International Energy Agency (IEA), which said it is a “major achievement” in improving the environment and health of women.
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
Poor Families Can Soon Avail Subsidised 5 KG LPG Cylinders Under Ujjwala Scheme For Greater Cost Efficiency
The Modi government is likely to further expand its Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) with a focus on delivery to the lowest strata of population and use of smaller 5 kg LPG cylinders, reports Economic Times.
The Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY), which won the BJP-led NDA government a lot of rural women votes in the just concluded general elections, is expected to be further expanded under the incoming government with a focus on delivery and use of smaller 5 kg LPG gas cylinders.
Various schemes in the power sector and the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) have resulted in nearly every Indian household having an electricity and LPG connection.
While describing the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) as one of the largest social intervention schemes executed in the world, an IIM-A working paper on the scheme has warned that increase in LPG price could lead many beneficiaries back to traditional fuel.
Recently, there has been a considerable reduction in the prices of non-subsidised LPG cylinders. Unless LPG subsidies suffer from extreme mis-targeting, it should rather be the price on the subsidised market that matters for the poor.
MoP&NG, Govt. of India introduced ‘Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana’ (PMUY) for which budgetary provision of Rs.12,800 crore has been provided for releasing 5 Crores LPG connections to women member of BPL households
The government Wednesday gave out the 6-croreth free cooking gas (LPG) connection as the scheme to make available cleaner fuel in every household kitchens runs ahead of schedule.
Subsequent to the launch of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) scheme, LPG penetration in Karnataka has increased from 68.49 per cent in June 2014 to 96.75 per cent in December 2018.