Minister of State for Shipping, Road Transport and Highways Pon. Radhakrishnan launched Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) here on Monday by handing over 1,000 security-free LPG connections to beneficiaries.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Radhakrishnan said more than 10 crore households in the country were still deprived of LPG as cooking fuel and had to rely on firewood, coal, dung cakes, etc., as primary source of cooking. The smoke from burning such fuels was causing alarming household pollution and adversely affecting the health of women and children. Read more