Arunachal Pradesh, Central Government has launched a Scheme name as The PM Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY). In this scheme, Government will be provided clean cooking fuel to BPL families.
The government aims at providing five crore LPG connection to the BPL families by 2019 across the country and in this Scheme government assistance of Rs 16,00 per connection.
In the launching ceremony of the scheme, the Union Minister of state for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju and state Food and Civil supplies minister Kamlung Mossang is present and Chief Minister Pema Khandu launched the Scheme.
The state government has also announced the subsidy of Rs 1,000 for each beneficiary. Now the total subsidy is 2,600 against the total requirement of Rs 3,500 for the connection under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjawal Yojana.
The chief minister expressing gratitude to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi for launching the PM Ujjwala Yojana, Chief Minister also said that the scheme will benefit the half of the state’s population who lives in rural areas and use firewood for cooking.
The Chief Minister said, “In these three years, the Prime Minister has launched 90 flagship schemes catering to every section of the society. It is now our responsibility to take these schemes to the genuine beneficiaries in a transparent and judicious manner.”
As a report say that the highest Lung cancer cases are from the North East, the main cause of the lung cancer is the use of firewood for cooking in almost all households and the Union Minister said that PMUY will now change this scenario, providing a clean environment and preserving forests.
24 beneficiaries were handed over LPG connection in the launching ceremony of PMUY in the state. As on May this Year sixty-five percentage LPG coverage with the number of 3.04 lakh Households.
Indian Oil Corporation Chief General Manager K K Handique said that PMUY aims at reaching about five lakh beneficiaries, which will take the LPG coverage of the state to 90 percent.