15 July, 2017
The PMUY scheme distributes LPG connections to women beneficiaries from below poverty line (BPL) households across the country.
Speaker Legislative Assembly, Kavinder Gupta Saturday said that government is committed to uplift the weaker section of society and various schemes have been launched by the centre and state governments in this regard, an official press note read.
He further added that in India, every year five lakh women die because of lung problems caused due to smoke by traditional mode of creating fire. He said that after the launch of PMUY scheme by Hon'ble Prime Minister of India on 1st May 2016 at Ballia Uttar Pradesh, more than 2.49 crore connections have been released till date. This is the highest-ever LPG connection released in any given year, the statement added. His son Abhijit Mukherjee is the present MP of Jangipur. Abhijeet won the Jangipur constituency twice after his father became the president in 2012.
Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, is a scheme to provide clean cooking fuel to the women belonging to the "Below Poverty Line" (BPL) households across the country.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday expressed happiness as the beneficiaries of the Ujjwala LPG scheme crossed 2.5 crore mark. In three years, the government completed half of its target with providing the 2.5 croreth connection to the BPL beneficiaries of Jangipur, reports news agency ANI.
The universalization of clean cooking fuel is being supported by oil companies by setting up more LPG production and bottling units, transportation facilities and recruiting more dealers across the country. This is the first time in the history of the country that the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas is implementing a welfare scheme benefitting crores of women belonging to the BPL households.