Thursday, March 10, 2016

Free LPG Connection in Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana

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The Union Cabinet has approved "Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana". A new government scheme that will provide free LPG gas connection to poor women households across Rural India. Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan announced today to media about Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana.

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Pradhan Mantri Ujwala Yojana

Under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, Government of india has approved Rs.8000cr which will be used to distribute free LPG Connection in rural india. This scheme was first announced in Union Budget 2016-17 speech of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

Benefits of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana

1. 5,00,00,000 women to directly get benefit of Rs.8000cr allocation.
2. Clean fuel will be provided to women.
3. Directly address health hazards due to use of wood, cowdung etc in cooking
4. Free women from drudgery of collecting fire wood
5. Smoke Free House.
6. Largest direct intervention initiative for women of rural and urban households.    
7. Free LPG connection to women 

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana will aim to diminish "Chulha" or desi way of cooking via cow mud or with wood. Because of this old ritual way of cooking, Rural india's  women faces serious health issues, which will be decreased by this new scheme. 

"Women of India have faced the curse of smoke during the process of cooking. According to experts, having an open fire in the kitchen is like burning 400 cigarettes an hour. The time has come to remedy this situation," Arun Jaitley said said in his Budget speech. 

With help of Under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, With in one year around 1.50cr households will get free LPG gas connection. The household who are below poverty line will get free lpg connection. And total around 5 Cr BPL households will get benefit of Under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana with in next 2 years.

Earlier, Give Up LPG Subsidy program also was aimed to give free lpg connection and after announcement of Under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, it is clear that poor women's of rural india will get good health, proper way of cooking, and free LPG gas connection.

Note :- Around 87 lac LPG connection holder has given up LPG Subsidy so far.

The Money saved via given Direct Benefit of LPG Subsidy - PAHAL will be also used under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana to give free LPG connections. Well Spent Money, Mr. PM.

Source :- Economics Times PIB India, Image Source :- UNEP.org

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