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Modi Government Greenlights Rs 1,650 Crore Allocation For 75 Lakh New LPG Connections, Bolstering Ujjwala Scheme

Nayan Dwivedi

Sep 13, 2023, 05:19 PM | Updated 05:24 PM IST

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana has been a real game-changer.
Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana has been a real game-changer.

In May 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY), a significant programme aiming to provide LPG connections to women from below poverty line families.

This initiative addressed the energy needs of marginalised women, giving them access to clean cooking fuel.

As part of the ongoing PMUY, an addition of 75 lakh new Ujjwala connections has been approved, with an allocation of Rs 1,650 crore.

This expansion will increase the total beneficiaries to an impressive 10.35 crore, enhancing the programme's positive impact.

The announcement of these new connections has been shared with the press, highlighting the government's ongoing efforts to support and empower women through LPG connections.

This significant expansion is aimed to cater to the government's commitment to improving the lives of marginalised women across the nation, promoting a healthier and safer cooking environment.

The PMUY has been widely praised for successfully reaching deserving women and ensuring their access to clean cooking fuel.

Nayan Dwivedi is Staff Writer at Swarajya.

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