Ujjwala target met early, scope of programme may be widened

Ujjwala target met early, scope of programme may be widened

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 has cut rural women’s chest congestion by 20%: Study

Ujjwala has cut rural women’s chest congestion by 20%: Study

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.

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