PM Ujjwala Yojana – The Indian Government’s ambitious scheme Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana is considered to be one of the successful schemes of the government. After achieving a milestone this year (achievement of 50% target i.e 2.5 crore gas connection distributed under the scheme), the government now plans to open about 6000 new gas agencies across the country in the upcoming months.
Details of PM Ujjwala Yojana
Under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, free LPG connections are being distributed to poor across the country. More than 2.5 crore LPG gas connections have been provided to the poor women belongs to the BPL (Below Poverty Line) families people across the country. According to the news, a total number of about 1028 agencies will be opened in Uttar Pradesh. About 400 agencies will be opened in Odisha while a total of 631 agencies will be opened in West Bengal.
As per the report, the central government is also planning for the opening of 986 new gas agencies in Bihar, 312 agencies in Jharkhand, 319 in Gujarat, 452 in Maharashtra, 334 in Rajasthan and 161 agencies in Assam. Besides this, there is a plan to appoint 235 LPG Distributor in Karnataka, where the BJP is preparing for the election. As of 3 April 2017, twenty million LPG connections had been completed.
After the success of the PM Ujjwala Yojana, the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas now has decided to take the message down to the last mile. Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi promoted Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan as the cabinet minister for the success of Ujjwala Yojna.
Preparation has been started by the Petroleum Ministry in order to start more than 6000 new gas agencies across the nation where about 99% of these agencies will be in rural areas.
According to the report, all these newly planned agencies will start working in the next 8 months. PMUY, a welfare program of the government of India was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2016 with an objective of providing 50,000,000 LPG connections to women from families below the poverty line.
News Source: http://www.india.com/business/ujjwala-yojana-government-plans-to-open-6000-new-gas-agencies-say-reports-2449951/