Assam CM to inaugurate Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana in Silchar

Oct 11, 2017 09:41 IST
Assam CM to inaugurate Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana in Silchar

The Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal would be inaugurating the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana in the state’s Silchar district on 11 October 2017.

The Minister, who is on a two-day visit to Cachar, will also take part in various programmes. He would also be attending a meeting of the district administration officials and police personnel of the three districts of Barak Valley and interact with the intellectual fraternity on Namami Barak festival.

He will also attend the Gunotsav programme at the DNNK School and lay the foundation stone of an Rs 61 Cr road repair project at VIP Road at Udharbondh that will connect the city to the airport.

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About Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana

• The Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) is a welfare program of the Union government.

• It was launched by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2016.

• The main objective of the program is to provide LPG connections to 50 million below-poverty-line families in three years.

• The scheme is aimed at replacing the unclean cooking fuels mostly used in the rural India with the clean and more efficient LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas).

• As of 3 April 2017, twenty million LPG connections had been completed.

• The initiative is guided by a strong commitment to bring in changes in lives of poor women.

India has become world’s second largest LPG importer, a position that was previously occupied by Japan. China remains as the world’s top importer.

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