The Cabinet on Tuesday approved an additional Rs 200 subsidy per Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinder under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY). The announcement was made by Union Minister Anurag Thakur.
While making the announcement, Thakur said, that since 2014, the Prime Minister has consistently made decisions in support of women and their empowerment and added that 9.6 crore women have benefited under the government’s PMUY.
Since 2014, PM Modi has been making decisions in favour of women and their empowerment. Over 9.6 crore women benefit from the Ujjwala Yojana,” he said.
“PM Modi has decided Rs 200 reduction in the price of domestic LPG cylinders, for all users…this is a gift from PM Narendra Modi, to the women of the country, on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan,” Thakur added.
He went on to say that 75 lakh new gas connections will be set up free of cost under PMUY. He said, “On the occasion of Onam and the eve of Raksha Bandhan, I’m happy to announce that the PM has given a big gift to the women and 75 lakh women will get free gas connections under the Ujjwala Yojana, free of cost.”
Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana Launched in May 2016, the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) stands as a pivotal social welfare initiative by the government. Its primary goal is to offer clean cooking fuel access to economically disadvantaged women, particularly those dwelling below the poverty threshold.
The Ujjwala Yojana’s core objective revolves around replacing traditional cooking techniques reliant on solid fuels such as wood, coal, and biomass with the safer and cleaner option of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)