Twenty-six months after its launch from Ballia in UP, the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY), which promised to rid rural women of the drudgery of smoky kitchens by providing LPG connections, appears to have fallen short in achieving its objective despite meeting the targets.
State-run oil marketing companies (OMCs) classified a section of loans provided to beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) in FY18 as ‘doubtful’ as recipients did not ask for LPG refill for a year.
Previous govts gave LPG connections to 13 cr families in 67 years, Modi regime will do it in 5: Pradhan
To celebrate the completion of four years in office, the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government took out rallies to present their report card. One such rally was of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Odisha where he mentioned the progress of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana under which he said 10 crore LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) connections
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said 10 crore LPG connections including 4 crore free to poor women, were given in last four years,
The steady rise in international crude oil prices besides pinching the pockets of Indian consumers may also disrupt the government’s fiscal maths with the country’s crude oil import bill expected to surge by 20 per cent to $105 billion in financial year 2018-2019, an Oil Ministry report said.
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said as many as 20 lakh LPG gas connections will be given to Telangana households by next year under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY).
In an interview to Times Now on the weekend, Prime Minister Narendra Modi extolled the virtues of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, which offers free gas connections to the rural poor.
The Chhattisgarh government will be building gas godowns, majority of which will come up in the interior areas affected by Left Wing Extremism (LWE), to successfully implement the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana.
The government is eyeing close to Rs 30,000-crore investment for expansion of LPG production and distribution network in next three years as it widens cooking gas coverage by giving out a record number of connections
Women of households below poverty line will need to enrol for Aadhaar by May 31 to be able to avail themselves of a free LPG connection under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana.