According to a study by Indian Chest Society and
Indian Chest Research Foundation, Ujjwala scheme has helped reduce chest
congestion in rural women by 20%. The study has been published in the International
Journal of Medical and Health Research.
Launched in 2016, Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana
is a scheme of the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas.
It 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