Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY)
By Sandeep nagyaan · 18 Sep 2018
Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana is an ambitious social welfare scheme of Narendra Modi Government launched on 1st May 2016 from Ballia in Uttar Pradesh. Under the PM Ujjwala Yojana, the government aims to provide LPG connections to BPL households in the country.The spread of LPG cylinders has been predominantly in the urban and semi-urban areas with the coverage mostly in middle class and affluent households.
Aim of this scheme:- There are many multiple aims of this scheme. (1) replacing the unclean cooking fuels mostly used in the rural India with the clean and more efficient LPG. because the use of fossils fuel is very harm for women specially rural aeras. According to WHO estimates, about 5 lakh deaths in India alone due to unclean cooking fuels (2) Empowering women and protecting their health. (3) Reducing the serious health hazards associated with cooking based on fossil fuel. (4) Reducing the number of deaths in India due to unclean cooking fuel. (5) Preventing young children from significant number of acute respiratory illnesses caused due to indoor air pollution by burning the fossil fuel.
Budget for PMUY:- The government has already allocated Rs. 2000 crore for the Ujjwala Yojana implementation for the financial year 2016-17. But a total budgetary allocation of Rs. 8000 Crore has been made by the government for the implementation of the scheme over three years. The scheme will be implemented using the money saved in LPG subsidy through the “Give-it-Up” campaign.
Other features of PMUY:- PMUY is likely to result in an additional employment of around 1 Lakh and provide business opportunity of at least Rs. 10,000 Cr. over the next 3 Years to the Indian Industry. Launch of this scheme will also provide a great boost to the ‘Make in India’ campaign as all the manufacturers of cylinders, gas stoves, regulators, and gas hose are domestic.
Conclusion:- The PMUY is the best scheme of BJP government across India. It is a big step to empowerment of women in Rural and Urban aeras.