The Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) is a government scheme launched in 2016 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The scheme originally envisaged the distribution of 50 million LPG connections to women below the poverty line. Later, it aimed to provide LPG connections to eight crore women by March 2020.
Overview of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana
|Name||Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana|
|Also known as||PMUY|
|Launched by||PM Narendra Modi|
|Sector||Central sector scheme|
|Eligibility||An adult woman belonging to a poor household and not having LPG connection in her household|
|Objective||to safeguard the health of women & children by providing them with a clean cooking fuel|
Objective and Benefits of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana
PMUY was launched for providing clean fuel to women below the poverty line. The use of unclean cooking fuel is harmful to human health. The aims of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana are given below:
•To empower women and protect their health.
•To minimize health issues arising from the use of unclean fossil fuel and other fuel while cooking.
•To control indoor pollution from the use of fossil fuel which causes respiratory issues.
•To prevent degradation of the purity of the environment that is compromised by widespread usage of unclean cooking fuel.
How to apply for Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana
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