Bihar’s Ujjwala story: a promising picture
As per data from the three state-run oil marketing companies, until August 2017, 62% customers had taken four or more refills after the launch of the Ujjwala scheme in Bihar
Ranju Devi of Haripur village, Alauli block, of the Khagaria district in Bihar, took a cooking gas connection under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) in June 2016. Until June 2017 she had taken nine cylinder refills. Ranju Devi, a tailor, lives with her husband, a carpenter, and their two children. She has done away with her old biomass chulha, replacing it with a stove. She finds more time for her tailoring now.