Narendra Modi launches Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana today in Ballia: Top 10 takeaways from PM’s speech
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana in Ballia, Uttar Pradesh. Launching the scheme PM Modi on Sunday said that the cooking gas scheme will benefit 5 crore families till 2019. “We have shown how the petroleum sector is for the poor,” Modi said. Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana is an NDA government scheme that aims to provide 5 crore free cooking (LPG) connections to below-poverty-line families over the next three years. The scheme provides a financial support of Rs 1,600 for each LPG connection to the BPL households. The identification of eligible BPL families will be made in consultation with the state governments and the Union Territories. Here are top 10 takeaways from PM Modi’s speech at Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana launch.