Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana 5 Crore Gas Connection – The Hon’ble Loksabha Speaker Smt Sumitra Mahajan provided 5 croreth LPG connection to Smt Takrdiran of Delhi in the Parliament House under the Central Government’s ambitious scheme i.e. Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY). With this, the Central Government has achieved its target of providing 5 Crore Gas Connections to the women of the nation women were still using raw coal, wood etc. for making food. This ambitious step was taken by the central Government for providing a safe enviorment to the women and to reduce the pollution created by burning fossil fuels.
Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana 5 Crore Gas Connection In 28 Months
The Central Government had launched the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) on 1st May, 2016. The Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry had implemented this scheme through its Oil Marketing Companies i.e., IOC, BPCL and HPCL through their network of distributors throughout the country.
The Central Government had set the target of providing Deposit Free Gas Connections to 5 crore BPL households by 31st March,2019. The Government achieved the target in a record time of 28 months for its launch. In the current financial year, the Central Government had considering the huge success of the Ujjwala Yojana. During this, the government had revised the target to 8 crores with a budgetary allocation of Rs 12,800 crore.
Details Of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana Gas Connection Distribution – Statewise
- Uttar Pradesh -87 lakh
- West Bengal – 67 lakh
- Bihar – 61 lakh
- Madhya Pradesh – 45 lakh
- Rajasthan – 37 lakh
- Odisha – 30 lakh
In these states, it has been accounted that nearly 65% of the connections provided. Out of this, 47% of the beneficiaries belong to the weaker sections of the society i.e., SC/STs.