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Ujjwala scheme UPSC NOTE

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Ahead of the Assembly elections in fiUjjwala Scheme

  • Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) , aimed at providing LPG gas cylinders to rural  and deprived households.

  • The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MOPNG), introduced the ‘Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana’ (PMUY) in may 2016. 

  • It is flagship scheme with the objective of making clean cooking fuel for deprived households.

Objectives of PMYU

  • Empowering women and protecting their health.

  • Reducing the number of deaths in India due to unclean cooking fuel.

  • Preventing young children from a significant number of acute respiratory illnesses caused due to indoor air pollution by burning fossil fuel.

Ujjwala 2.0:

  • In the Union budget for FY 21-22, provision for the release of additional 1 crore LPG connections to the eligible households by March 31, 2022.

  • The target under Ujjwala 2.0 was achieved in January 2022.

  • Subsequently, it was decided to release additional 60 lakh LPG connections under Ujjwala 2.0. 

  • OMCs have achieved the target of releasing 1.6 Crore LPG Connections under Ujjwala 2.0 on 31st December 2022.



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