Over 3.4 cr customers enrolled within 21 months of the launch of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana scheme
GN Bureau | February 16, 2018
A group of 104 women beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana participated and shared their experiences at LPG Panchayat organised at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on February 13.
The women delegation, falling under the BPL category, came across 27 states to narrate their success stories on the usage of LPG which has brought cheers to them and made their lives easier.
LPG connections under Ujjwala Yojana are being issued by the state owned oil marketing companies like IOCL, BPCL and HPCL
to BPL category women.
Ujjawala Yojana is strengthening women’s empowerment, said President Ram Nath Kovind.
During the event, five PMUY beneficiaries shared their personal experiences of the deep impact made in their lives after shifting to LPG in their household.
Sharing one such experience, Chhatisgarh’s Narayani Bai Sahoo said, “Though we cannot buy time but by buying LPG connection under Ujjawala scheme we have been able to save time”. She further said that she is utilising this time for tailoring and earning enough to finance her LPG refills and supporting her children’s education.
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