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Number of beneficiaries under Ujjwala Yojana crosses 2 crore mark

India TV Business Desk New Delhi 04 Apr 2017, 12:43:09 IST
India TV Business Desk

The number of beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) for providing LPG connections to BPL households has crossed 2 crore mark in less than a year.

Hailing the achievement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the scheme is guided by a commitment to qualitatively change lives of poor women. 

"Matter of immense joy & pride that the number of beneficiaries of PM Ujjwala Yojana has crossed 2 crore in less than a year," Modi tweeted on Monday. 

"Ujjwala Yojana is guided by a strong commitment to bring about a qualitative change in the lives of poor women," he added. 

He also congratulated all beneficiaries of the scheme and those who are working round-the-clock to ensure its success. 

The PM Ujjwala Yojana is an ambitious social welfare scheme of the Modi government launched on May 1 last year from Ballia in Uttar Pradesh. 

The programme is aimed at replacing wood-based cooking with LPG-based kitchens. The government intends to give such subsidized connections to 5 crore households under this programme.