In Tamilnadu, Minister of state Pon. Radhakrishnan handed over LPG connection at Nagercoil in Kanyakumari District. Mr. Pon. said “The Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana at Tamilnadu will help women in backward rural areas to lead a healthier life. The smoke and soot from firewood used for cooking in villages have been proved to be equivalent to the smoke from 400 cigarettes.”
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.
In Himachal, The Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan launched the PM Ujjawala Yojana. In the scheme about three lakh BPL families will be benefited in the state.
In Uttar Pradesh Government has alert against a scam across the state. In the scam, promises cash incentive of Rs 1-2 Lakh to parents of girls under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Yojana, in the scheme Rs 5 to 50 is demanded for the incentive.
On Wednesday the union cabinet approved the Maternity Benefits Program providing Rs 6,000 each to the pregnant woman, but the only First Born child will be benefited in this program. Power Minister Piyush Goyal said at a cabinet briefing on Wednesday that “A pregnant or lactating woman having her first child will get up to Rs 6,000. Out of this, Rs 5,000 will be given by the Women and Child Development Ministry in three installments”.