Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Bihar have received maximum benefit from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mission to provide clean cooking fuel to poor households. India’s most populous state Uttar Pradesh has received over 1 crore LPG connections under the scheme which was launched less than three years ago.
According to latest data, more than 1.26 crore poor families have received free gas connections under the scheme in Uttar Pradesh, followed by West Bengal (78.47 lakh), Bihar (77.51 lakh), Madhya Pradesh (63.31 lakh) and Rajasthan (55.34 lakh) gas connections.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the ambitious scheme in May 2016 to provide clean cooking fuel to 5 crore poor families. However, the target was later revised to provide 8 crore free LPG connections. Read More