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PM Modi's Ujjwala Yojana reaches over 2 crore people

PM Narendra Modi's Ujjwala Yojana For Providing LPG Connections To BPL Households Benefits More Than 2 Crore People In Less Than A Year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Said On Monday While Hailing The Achievement.

PTI | Updated on: 03 Apr 2017, 11:16:56 PM
PM Ujjwala Yojana

New Delhi:

PM Narendra Modi's Ujjwala Yojana for providing LPG connections to BPL households benefits more than 2 crore people in less than a year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday while hailing the achievement.

"Matter of immense joy & pride that the number of beneficiaries of PM Ujjwala Yojana has crossed 2 crores in less than a year," Modi tweeted.

"Ujjwala Yojana is guided by a strong commitment to bring about a qualitative change in the lives of poor women," he added.

In yet another tweet, he congratulated all beneficiaries of Ujjwala Yojana and "those who are working round-the-clock to ensure its success."

The PM Ujjwala Yojana is an ambitious social welfare scheme of the Modi government launched on May 1 last year from Ballia in Uttar Pradesh.

The programme is aimed at replacing wood-based cooking with LPG-based kitchens.

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The government intends to give such subsidised connections to 5 crore households under this programme.


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First Published : 03 Apr 2017, 10:49:00 PM