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Trinamool Congress officials met Election Commission officials in Kolkata and expressed their grievances concerning the usage of the photos of the Prime Minister on Centre’s schemes. (Arvind Yadav/HT File Photos)

EC orders removal of hoarding featuring PM’s photo from petrol pumps in Bengal

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 10:53 PM IST
  • Bengal minister Firhad Hakim sought intervention of the poll panel and said that the usage of PM Modi’s photos were an example of misuse of official machinery.
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)
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)

Centre may boost subsidy on refilling cooking gas under Ujjwala scheme

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2019 07:47 AM IST
Ujjwala subscribers don’t receive any extra subsidy for refilling their gas canisters beyond the normal discount of around Rs 217 per refill per month.
According to government officials, who asked not to be named, the current pace of adding connections under the scheme is about one million poor households per month, which needs to be ramped up to 2.5 million.(Reuters/Picture for representation)
According to government officials, who asked not to be named, the current pace of adding connections under the scheme is about one million poor households per month, which needs to be ramped up to 2.5 million.(Reuters/Picture for representation)

Govt steps up to reach target of 10 million free LPG connections under Ujjwala scheme

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rajeev Jayaswal
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2018 07:41 AM IST
The NDA government has literally stepped on the gas with an ambitious plan to dole out 10 million free cooking gas connections under its Ujjwala scheme in the remaining months of the government with the hope of reaping political dividends in the general election of 2019.
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)
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)

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

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Brajendra K Parashar, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON SEP 07, 2018 02:48 PM IST
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.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi while delivering his speech during the celebration of the Independence Day, at the Red Fort in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi while delivering his speech during the celebration of the Independence Day, at the Red Fort in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

NDA govt schemes raised dignity, saved lives: PM Modi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 15, 2018 11:44 PM IST
Since he came to power in May 2014, the Prime Minister has introduced schemes such as Swachh Bharat, Ujjwala for free cooking gas connections and Ujala for free LED bulbs.
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)
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)

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

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Jaykishan Sharma
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2018 09:21 PM IST
When beneficiaries of 12 welfare schemes interact with PM Narendra Modi in Jaipur on Saturday, probably such families will not be in the crowd
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)
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)

The NDA government’s Ujjwala scheme is not a failure

By Shreerupa and Abhishek Kar
PUBLISHED ON APR 03, 2018 11:43 AM IST
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.
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