The Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojana (PMUY) was launched at Krishna Memorial Hall, Patna. Forty women from BPL families from the state were handed over LPG connections by the Oil and Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and other ministers present to mark the launch of the PMUY in the state.
Launching the Yojana in Bihar, Pradhan said that the scheme would impact the lives of women from BPL families in a major way by reducing the drudgery of cooking with polluting fuels and go a long way in reducing indoor pollution and other health related problems being faced by them. He said that the main mantra of PMUY is “Mahilaon Ko Mila Samman, Swacch Indhan-Behtar Jeevan”.
Under this scheme, 5 Cr LPG connections will be provided to BPL households. Over the next three years, Rs 8000 crore will be provided by the government with a matching contribution of Rs 8000 crore by the OMCs.