Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana was launched by Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on May 1st, 2016 in Ballia, Uttar Pradesh with the aim of providing clean cooking fuel to BPL women and reducing the drudgery and hazard of biomass cooking.. Under this scheme, 5 crore LPG connections will be provided to BPL families with a support of Rs.1600 per connection in the next 3 years. Identification of the BPL families are done through Social Economic Caste Census Data.
3 crore Ujjwala connections have already been given. Ujjwala is beginning to change the lives of these women. PMUY acknowledges that women are more adversely affected by lack of access to clean fuel than others. This was a first in any energy policy in India.
Hon'ble Cabinet Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan envisions that we convene meetings of Ujjwala beneficiaries to establish a deeper connect with them. These meetings will serve as platforms to interface with the beneficiaries, harness their experiences and integrate them to create a knowledge base for triggering a sustainable and viable movement around Ujjwala. These meetings will reaffirm the need for safe and regular LPG usage.
Brings together about 100 LPG customers together near their living areas on an interactive platform to discuss about safe and sustainable usage of LPG, it's benefits and the linkage between use of clean fuel for cooking and women empowerment.
One Lakh LPG Panchayats will be conducted across India before 31st March 2019.
LPG Panchayat is a community meeting which will serve as a platform for LPG consumers to interact with each other, promote mutual learning and sharing of experiences..
PMUY has redefined the LPG business landscape in terms of
Bringing together various stakeholders from the LPG Ecosystem such as OMC officials, distributors, mechanics and deliverymen, it is also an opportunity for consumers to interact with them and share their questions and apprehensions. Consumers to interact with them and share their questions and apprehensions.