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PM Modi’s Ujjwala Yojana succeeded its one year target

PM Modi’s Ujjwala Yojana succeeded its one year target
Written by Pallavi Parmar

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana the most effectively implemented government Welfare Scheme has successfully succeeded its one year target. Last year in May, PM Narendra Modi launched “Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana” scheme from Ballia in Uttar Pradesh which aimed at providing 5 crores free cooking gas or (LPG) connections to below poverty line families over the next three years. This scheme also aimed at replacing the unclean cooking fuels mostly used in the rural India with the clean and more efficient LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas). PM Modi while launching Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana said a shramik’s sweat has the power to unite the world and the new ‘Mantra’ should be ‘Labourers, unite the world’.

In one year Ujjwala yojana has brought significant change in the lives of poor women of the nation. This is one of the noble initiatives of PM Modi towards women empowerment and making their kitchen smoke free. In this yojana, LPG connections will be given to women household only. Most of the people of India considering this policy as one of the most effective initiatives since Independence as this scheme helped in improving lives of poor women and children’s. Ujjawal Yojana played an important role in transforming a corporate ministry to welfare ministry. This scheme transformed the lives of more than 2.16 crore below poverty line families in just one year against a target of 5 crores in three years.

Last year government has set a target of 5 Crore LPG connections to be distributed to the BPL households across the country under this Ujjawal scheme and they have achieved almost half of their target in just one year. Some of the objectives of the scheme which implemented by government under this schemes were empowering women and protecting their health, reducing the serious health hazards associated with cooking based on fossil fuel, reducing the number of deaths in India due to unclean cooking fuel and also preventing young children from significant number of acute respiratory illnesses caused due to indoor air pollution by burning the fossil fuel.

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Pallavi Parmar

Journalism is my profession, Blogging and Writing are my passion, Travelling is my love, Food is my life and Feminist by nature.