Ujjwala Yojana: Government Plans to Open 6000 New Gas Agencies, Say Reports
As per reports, about 1028 agencies will be opened in Uttar Pradesh, 400 agencies will be opened in Odisha while 631 agencies will be opened in West Bengal.
New Delhi, September 5: The Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) has turned out to be one of the successful initiatives of the government. After achieving a milestone this year, the government now plans to open about 6000 new gas agencies across the nation in the coming months. Under the Ujjwala Yojana, LPG connections are being provided to poor across the country. So far, over 2.5 crore people across the country have received the LPG connections. As per reports by Dainik Bhaskar, a maximum of 1028 agencies will be opened in Uttar Pradesh. About 400 agencies will be opened in Odisha while a total of 631 agencies will be opened in West Bengal.
The report also informs that the government also has plans to open 986 new gas agencies in Bihar, 312 agencies in Jharkhand, 319 in Gujarat, 452 in Maharashtra, 334 in Rajasthan and 161 agencies in Assam. Apart from all this, there is a plan to appoint 235 LPG Distributor in Karnataka, where the BJP is preparing for election. As of 3 April 2017, twenty million LPG connections had been completed.
After the success of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas now has decided to take the message down to the last mile. Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi promoted Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan as the cabinet minister for the success of Ujjwala Yojna. The Petroleum Ministry has also started preparations to start more than 6000 new gas agencies across the country where about 99% of these agencies will be in rural areas. It has been reported that all these newly planned agencies will start working in the next 8 months. PMUY, a welfare program of the government of India was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2016 with an objective of providing 50,000,000 LPG connections to women from families below the poverty line.