In a heartening move, the Cabinet has approved an additional subsidy of Rs 200 per LPG cylinder under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY). This initiative, aimed at supporting economically disadvantaged women, marks a significant step in promoting clean cooking fuel access.
Since 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has consistently championed decisions in favor of women's empowerment. The Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana has been a transformative force, benefiting over 9.6 crore women by providing them access to clean and safe cooking methods.
As a thoughtful gesture on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, PM Modi has announced a reduction of Rs 200 in the price of domestic LPG cylinders for all users. This significant price cut is a gift from the Prime Minister to the women of the nation, enhancing their well-being.
Continuing the commitment towards women's welfare, the government plans to establish 75 lakh new gas connections free of cost under the Ujjwala Yojana. This initiative aligns with the values of Raksha Bandhan and Onam, bringing smiles to countless households.
Launched in May 2016, the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana has emerged as a transformative social welfare initiative. It aims to provide access to clean cooking fuel, replacing traditional solid fuels like wood and coal with safer alternatives like LPG.
The core objective of the Ujjwala Yojana is to ensure that economically vulnerable women, especially those below the poverty threshold, have access to cleaner and safer cooking methods. This initiative stands as a beacon of progress, enhancing health and environmental conditions.
The PM's decision to reduce LPG cylinder prices and provide new connections reflects a commitment to a greener, more sustainable future. As we celebrate Raksha Bandhan and Onam, let's also celebrate the steps taken towards a cleaner, safer, and more empowered society.