The Ujjwala LPG scheme is a half-baked programme

The Ujjwala LPG scheme is a half-baked programme

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Sambit Patra, who is contesting from Puri, Odisha, in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections, helped create a wave of criticism against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Ujjwala programme,

Ujjwala scheme has limited impact on LPG usage

Ujjwala scheme has limited impact on LPG usage

The widespread use of solid fuels such as wood and dung for cooking pollutes households and adds to India’s disease burden. To tackle this, the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana was launched in May 2016 to promote clean cooking by providing poor women with free LPG connections.

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