Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan launched Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) scheme in Delhi and distributed new LPG connections and cylinders to beneficiaries.
During the event, about 400 LPG connections were handed over to families belonging to below poverty line category. Target under this scheme has been increased from the existing 5 crore connections to 8 crore connections by 2020.
Source- Business Standard
Static/Current Takeaways Important for NABARD Grade-A Exam 2018-
- PMUY was launched in May 2016.
- The objective of this scheme is to provide deposit-free LPG connections with monetary assistance to women from below poverty line (BPL) households