Recently, Oil Minister has handed over LPG
connection under the Ujjwala scheme to beneficiary number 7 crore.
Launched in 2016, Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojna
is a scheme of the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas. aims to safeguard
the health of women & children by providing them with a clean cooking fuel
– LPG. The scheme provides free LPG connections to economically weaker
families. The connections are
issued in the name of women of the households.
Under the scheme, cash assistance of Rs 1600 is
given to the beneficiaries to get a deposit-free new connection. Further,
interest free loan is provided to purchase stove and refill by Oil Marketing