The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government’ marque scheme—Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY), which provides free cooking gas connections to poor families met its target of reaching 80 million poor families, seven months ahead of schedule.
The Centre’s Ujjwala scheme is likely to achieve this month the target of providing free cooking gas connections to 80 million poor households six months before the deadline set for them and its scope is likely to be expanded to cover more underprivileged families ahead of key assembly elections later this year, three officials aware of the development said.
Ujjwala, the Narendra Modi government’s flagship social welfare programme providing LPG connection free of cost to poor households, has helped ease chest congestion among rural women by 20%, according to a joint study by Indian Chest Society and Indian Chest Research Foundation.
Nearly 86 per cent beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY), under which free LPG connection is provided, have returned to buy the second cylinder, petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan said in Lok Sabha on Monday.
The slow pace on the part of state-run oil-marketing firms (OMCs) in giving cooking gas distributorships, as well as new distributors not being allowed to serve customers more than 15 km away, is affecting the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY).
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On the face of it, Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana has accomplished a lot. More than 7 crore households have received subsidised cooking gas connections under the scheme. More than 82% of have bought refills in the last year.