Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana

Launched in 2016, Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana or PMUY is a social welfare scheme launched by the Central Government to provide 50 million LPG connections to women from below poverty line families. The scheme intends to reduce pollution, deforestation and health disorders in Rural India by promoting the use of LPG. Under the 2021-22 Union Budget, the government extended this free cooking gas scheme to additional 1 crore beneficiaries.


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