- 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 Companies.
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