Himachal Pradesh: First LPG Enabled & Smoke-Free State

Himachal Pradesh became India's first LPG-enabled and smoke-free state.
Abhinaya M

Updated: Jan 06, 2022 05:33:18 pm

06 January 2022 Current Affairs:Himachal Pradesh became India's first LPG-enabled and smoke-free state.

Highlights:
  • Himachal Pradesh was the first LPG-enabled state to go smoke-free. The Centre's Ujjwala Scheme and Grahini Suvidha Yojana were responsible for this achievement. 
  • The government implemented the Ujjwala scheme to eliminate smoke. The Grahini Suvidha Scheme was created to help women living in rural areas.
  • The Centre government launched the Ujjwalla Yojna to protect women from indoor pollution. In addition, the Himachal government launched the Grihini Suvidha Yojana, which aims to benefit as many women as possible.
Ujjwalla Yojna
  • In Himachal, the Ujjwala Yojana provided 1.36 lakh free domestic connections at a cost of Rs. 21.81 crore, while the Himachal government's Grihini Suvidha Yojana provided 3.23 lakh housewives with free gas canisters at a cost of Rs. 120 crore.
Mukhya Mantri Grihini Suvidha Yojana
  • On May 26, 2018, the Mukhya Mantri Grihini Suvidha Yojana was launched. 
  • Women in the state have been free of indoor pollution thanks to the combined efforts of the federal and state governments. 
  • Aside from that, in order to save the environment, families without a gas connection are given a free LPG connection.
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