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State-run oil firms fulfil 94% of goal to provide free LPG connections

State-run oil companies have already distributed over 94% of the 7.5 million free cooking gas connections it was to deliver to poor households following a September 2023 Cabinet decision -- way ahead of the envisaged deadline of March 31, 2026 -- two officials aware of the matter said.

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Updated on Mar 14, 2024 08:56 AM IST
ByRajeev Jayaswal, New Delhi

Centre ‘nudges’ petrol pumps to put 'Modi ki Guarantee' hoardings: Report

The decision to put up the 'Modi ki Guarantee' hoardings has been taken on an informal "nudge" from the ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas

PM Modi giving cylinder to the beneficiaries of government's flagship scheme, Ujjwala Yojana(File image)
Published on Mar 05, 2024 09:26 AM IST

Gang dupes Delhi councillor, 600 families over LPG scheme

The Paharganj councillor did not know that the Centre’s LPG scheme that the fraudster claimed to be implementing does not include distribution of sewing machines

Delhi Police officials said BJP councillor Manish Chadha was approached by a man who posed as an official from the rural development ministry. (Representational image)
Updated on Feb 27, 2024 05:22 AM IST

PM’s surprise visit to Ujjwala beneficiary

The Ujjwala scheme was implemented in May 2016 to provide LPG connection to women belonging to below poverty line families

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits the house of an Ujjwala Yojana beneficiary, in Ayodhya (PTI)
Updated on Dec 31, 2023 06:32 AM IST
By, New Delhi

'Gave unprecedented benefit to women': PM Modi launches Ujjwala scheme 2.0

Ujjwala 2.0, as the second phase of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) is known, was launched virtually in Uttar Pradesh's Mahoba.

PM Modi at launch of Ujjwala 2.0 (ANI)
Published on Aug 10, 2021 01:07 PM IST
By, New Delhi

PM Modi to launch Ujjwala Yojana 2.0 today: All you need to know about scheme

Ujjwala 2.0 will kick off with beneficiaries from Uttar Pradesh's Mahoba receiving LPG cylinder connections.

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Published on Aug 10, 2021 08:58 AM IST
By | Written by Karan Manral, New Delhi

PM Modi to launch Ujjwala scheme 2.0 today

The beneficiaries will receive LPG gas cylinder connections. The launch will take place virtually from Uttar Pradesh's Mahoba at 12:30pm.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (ANI)
Published on Aug 10, 2021 05:56 AM IST
By | Written by Karan Manral, New Delhi

Ujjwala scheme 2.0 beneficiaries to get free stove, refill

According to officials, under Ujjwala scheme 2.0, the Union government will distribute about 10 million gas connections this financial year to the poor along with a free refill and a stove

Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Updated on Aug 09, 2021 05:09 AM IST
ByRajeev Jayaswal, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Questions remain over success of LPG scheme

The PMUY scheme was aimed at achieving a shift from polluting to cleaner methods of cooking. It has overshot its target of giving 80 million free LPG connections.

A man pushes a cart filled with liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders on a street painted with circles in Mumbai.(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 26, 2020 12:25 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Every idea should be open to critique, even religion: Sona Mohapatra

Singer Sona Mohapatra lists the changes she’d like see in the country on the eve of its 74th Independence Day

Mohapatra feels women’s right to public spaces is of grave seriousness and that the society needs to work together to give them that freedom
Updated on Aug 14, 2020 06:01 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByNavneet Vyasan

To counter the Covid-19 pandemic, bring more poor into the LPG net

The use of LPG brings direct health benefits. Air pollution exposure from biomass cooking fires increases the risk and severity of infection, a harmful situation particularly during the Covid-19 spread

With uncertainty all around us, ensuring free LPG takes at least one important burden off people’s plates(PTI)
Updated on May 06, 2020 06:50 AM IST
ByKirk R Smith

How the humble LPG cylinder is changing lives of rural women

In a nutshell, the Ujjwala scheme is heralding “The Blue Flame Revolution”. It is impacting the lives of poor rural women by empowering and allowing them leisure time which they rightfully deserve.

Beneficiaries under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana at Parliament house, New Delhi, August 3, 2018(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Published on Oct 10, 2019 05:14 PM IST
ByVijayashree Yellappa

Dharmendra Pradhan gets Petroleum and Natural Gas, Steel ministries

Under Pradhan’s watch, BJP put up a creditable performance in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls in Odisha, winning 8 of the 21 Lok Sabha seats.

Pradhan played a key role in the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana ,a scheme of distribution of gas cylinders to women who are below the poverty line, and living in rural areas.(HT File Photo)
Published on May 31, 2019 03:27 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Clean air goals can be met by avoiding biomass, says study

Cutting household emissions completely would bring down the national PM 2.5 concentration to 38 micrograms per cubic metre from 55.1 micrograms per cubic metre in 2015.

The study cautions that in a “slow progress” scenario, where clean fuel is not used and only 25% of the household emissions are curbed(Hindustan File Photo)
Published on Apr 20, 2019 07:00 AM IST
New Delhi | ByJayashree Nandi

Centre may boost subsidy on refilling cooking gas under Ujjwala scheme

Ujjwala subscribers don’t receive any extra subsidy for refilling their gas canisters beyond the normal discount of around ₹217 per refill per month.

The Centre may consider a higher subsidy for families refilling cooking gas cylinders under its welfare scheme Ujjwala, which offers free cooking gas connections to poor households.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Apr 18, 2019 07:47 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

We need better reporting of household air pollution

It is vital to institutionalise effective mechanisms for reporting of air pollution-related disease burden at last mile locations

To realise India’s voluntary commitment as part of the 2015 Paris climate agreement, the Bharatiya Janata Party government introduced the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, which aims at provisioning cleaner liquefied petroleum gas cylinders to poor households(Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Dec 12, 2018 04:35 PM IST
ByMartand Shardul

Ujjwala Scheme: Firing on all cylinders but losing spark over high dropout rate

Twenty-six months after its launch from Ballia in UP, the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY), which promised to rid rural women of the drudgery of smoky kitchens by providing LPG connections, appears to have fallen short in achieving its objective despite meeting the targets.

According to officials, more than one-third of the beneficiaries have not turned up for a refill in UP after free LPG connections were given to them.(Mint)
Published on Sep 07, 2018 02:48 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By, Lucknow

Ujjwala scheme: Families feel LPG refill pinch, go back to cooking with wood

When beneficiaries of 12 welfare schemes interact with PM Narendra Modi in Jaipur on Saturday, probably such families will not be in the crowd

Despite getting an LPG connection under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana in June 2016, Hansa, at Sitarampura village in Jaipur, is back to stoking the fire in her earthen stove for cooking as she could afford only one refill in two years.(Himanshu Vyas/HT Photos)
Updated on Jul 06, 2018 09:21 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | ByJaykishan Sharma

PM Modi calls council of ministers meeting on June 13

The meeting of the Council of Ministers is being held after a gap of seven months.

PM Modi will review the progress of the NDA government’s flagship schemes(AFP)
Published on Jun 11, 2018 03:13 PM IST
Press Trust of India, New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

The NDA government’s Ujjwala scheme is not a failure

Focusing on a refill-centric analysis to declare the access-centric Ujjwala scheme a failure only two years into its birth is unfair to the initiative of delivering clean fuel to the poor in the country.

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das along with Union Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan after distributing LPG connection to BPL families under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana during a function in Ranchi, 2016(Hindustan Times)
Published on Apr 03, 2018 11:43 AM IST
ByShreerupa and Abhishek Kar
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