Opinion | Next wave of reforms needed to achieve the objectives of Ujjwala
The scheme took the household coverage from about 56% to about 81% in just three yearsThe objective of the scheme was to make the rural households climb the energy ladder and stop using agro-waste as fuel at homes
The political will and a well-meaning execution machinery was what delivered the astounding results of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) in distributing deposit-free LPG cylinder connections to women. It is rare to find a scheme that has so successfully involved stakeholders down to the level of panchayats and had a perfect programme governance. It is learnt that the minister of petroleum and natural gas, the secretaries in the ministries and the chairpersons and managing directors of oil marketing companies personally supervised the work. They visited at least one district to understand the issues on the ground coming in the way and provided solutions.