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Free LPG For All Poor Homes As Centre Expands Ujjwala Plan

Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 3:29 PM

The government extended Ujjwala Yojana of providing free cooking gas (LPG) connections to all poor households. The scheme, launched in 2016, originally targeted giving LPG connections to women members of below the poverty line or BPL households. Under the scheme, the government provides a subsidy of Rs.1,600 to state-owned fuel retailers for every free LPG gas connection that they install in poor households.
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Ujjwala Yojana: LPG scheme extended to all poor

Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 8:18 AM

The Cabinet on Monday extended the Ujjwala Yojana of providing cooking gas (LPG) connections to 'all poor households,' a move that could potentially bring an additional 1 crore households under the scheme, whose earlier target was 8 crore households. It was also decided to build a new four-lane bridge across the Ganga in Patna at a cost of 2,926 crore.