The PMUY’s cooking gas refill issue3 min read 08 Jan 2020, 01:13 PM IST
The Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana has increased LPG coverage in rural households but usage in rural areas remains low because of costly refills
Across India’s cities, billboards advertise the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) success in bringing LPG to the nation’s poorest homes through the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY). With a stated target of delivering 80 million free LPG connections to poor women, PMUY has emerged as this government’s marquee scheme for female empowerment and healthy cooking. Yet for all the claims on expanding LPG coverage, new data suggests that rural India is a long way from completely adopting LPG.
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