Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana launched in Jammu & Kashmir
Posted on:01 Oct 2016 09:11:01
01 October 2016 Current Affairs GK: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has launched the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) in the state to provide free LPG connections to BPL households.
Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan and Minister of State in Prime Minister’s Office Jitendra Singh gave away free LPG connections to 11 women from BPL households.
For Jammu and Kashmir, a target of 35 lakh connections has been set under PMUY out of which one lakh connections are to be provided during next 15 days.
Under the scheme, the enrolment of the BPL families have been made constituency wise all over the state and the deserving people shall be given free LPG connections along with a gas stove and a regulator.
PMUY was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in May, 2016. Under PMUY, five crore LPG connections will be provided to BPL families across the country during the next three years.
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