The Central Government o India is going to start the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Plus Yojana after the great success of its previous ambitious scheme ‘‘Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY)’. The Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana was initiated by the central government with an aim of providing ‘clean fuel, better life’ to all poor women belonging to Below Poverty Line (BPL) of the nation. The main motto of this scheme is to provide a smoke-free environment to the women of the nation.
According to the news, the leader of NDA Government and Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will made the announcement of the launching of Ujjwala Plus Yojana scheme during his Independence Day speech from Red Fort, next month.
According to the report, the Ujjwala Plus Yojana will appeal LPG consumers not just to give up their subsidy on the cooking gas voluntarily along with asking them to provide free LPG connection to truly needy families.
The Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana was firstly launched in Ballia Uttar Pradesh on 1 May 2016. Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narender Modi launched the scheme there for the first time. During the launch of the scheme at Ballia, a target of distributing five crore LPG connections to the BPL households across the country was set for the scheme.
In order to achieve this huge target of providing 5 Crore LPG connections in upcoming five years, the central government has already provided 2.5 crore connection till mid-July i.e. half of the target. Recently, President Pranab Mukherjee distributed the 2.5 croreth LPG connection under PMAY in his former Lok Sabha Constituency Jangipur of West Bengal.
As per the report of Dainik Jagran, the success of Ujjwala Yojana has played an important role in the huge win of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh. Therefore by considering it, the central government going to launch Ujjwala Plus scheme before the general elections which are scheduled to be conducted in 2019.
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