Modi Government’s Ujjwala Scheme To Achieve 8 Crore Gas Connection Target Six Months Before Deadline

Swarajya Staff

Sep 02, 2019, 06:56 PM | Updated 06:56 PM IST

Cooking gas cylinders (Hemant Mishra/Mint via Getty Images)
Cooking gas cylinders (Hemant Mishra/Mint via Getty Images)

The Narendra Modi led central government’s flagship Ujjwala Scheme is all set to complete its eight crore gas connection target six months ahead of its March 2020 deadline, Hindustan Times has reported.

The scheme is aimed at providing free gas connections to poor families and in the next phase is expected to cover an even bigger beneficiary pool. As of 26 August, over 7.96 crore connections have been already provided under the scheme.

The Ujjwala yojana was launched back in May 2016 with an initial target of distributing 5 crore gas connections in three years.

“The idea is to provide free gas connections to every family falling below poverty line. An announcement to this effect would be based on the assessment of PMUY after the 8 crore target is met”, an official was quoted as indicating that the number of beneficiaries under this scheme may rise in the future.

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