Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday launched the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) in Solan in Himachal Pradesh to provide free LPG connections to BPL households.
Pradhan said forest cutting, including green felling, has been going on for long and added that the PMUY would help in reducing cutting and increasing green cover in the state.
He said the scheme aimed at providing five crore LPG connections in the country. Till date, 2.25 crore new beneficiaries have been added in the first year of its commissioning nationally. Read more