In the fiscal year 2018-19, more than 40 million
new LPG connections have been provided under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana
Launched in 2016, Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojna
is a scheme of the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas which seek to provide clean cooking fuel
through LPG to women of all poor households. It aims to safeguard the health of
women & children by providing them with a LPG.
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.