Hit by rising prices, Ujjwala beneficiaries shun LPG

Hit by rising prices, Ujjwala beneficiaries shun LPG

The rising prices of LPG refill have severely affected the beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana. Under the scheme, they were given stoves and cylinders free of cost. Although the subsidy is deposited in the bank account of the beneficiaries, the latter are finding it hard to shell out increased money.

Coverage of clean cooking fuel, LPG in India increases to 72%: Pradhan

Moving with the aim of eradicating the misdirected subsidies (going to the rich and upper middle class) and providing access of clean cooking fuel to homes in rural India , the government in the past two years initiated various schemes like PAHAL, Ujjwala, “Give it up” and “Give back” that have together yielded notable results.

Coverage of clean cooking fuel, LPG in India increases to 72%: Pradhan

In line with the government’s vision to make India a gas based economy, all-out efforts are being made to provide access of LPG (clean cooking gas) to all rural kitchens and rural women who have been fighting the menace of smoke by using wood in their kitchens.