Date 6th Dec 2019 Daily Current Affair-FM Rejects Elitist tag
FM Rejects Elitist tag
Subject – Polity & governance
Topic – Important government scheme and programs
About Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana:
It aims to provide LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) connections to poor households.
Who is eligible? Under the scheme, an adult woman member of a below poverty line family identified through the Socio-Economic Caste Census (SECC) is given a deposit-free LPG connection with financial assistance of Rs 1,600 per connection by the Centre.
Key objectives of the scheme are:
- Empowering women and protecting their health.
- Reducing the serious health hazards associated with cooking based on fossil fuel.
- Reducing the number of deaths in India due to unclean cooking fuel.
- Preventing young children from significant number of acute respiratory illnesses caused due to indoor air pollution by burning the fossil fuel.
PRADHAN MANTRI JAN DHAN YOJANA