Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojna (PMUY) launched by PM modi on May 1, 2016 in Uttar Pradesh`s Ballia.
PMUY aims to safeguard the health of women and children by providing them with a clean cooking fuel- LPG.
BPL families are given LPG connections with a support of Rs 1600 per connection in the next three years.
Under the scheme government has allocated Rs. 8000 Cr towards the implementation of the scheme and Rs 2000 Crores have already been set aside in 2016-17 union budget to cover the initial cost of providing the free LPG connections.
According the estimates, about 1.50 Crore BPL families will be benefited fromthe scheme in the year 2016-17. The scheme will cover 3.5 Crore more BPL families in the next two years.
This is the first ever welfare scheme by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas which would benefit crores of women belonging to the poorest households