Cleaner fuels will be promoted so as to bring down the pollution levels particularly in the cities

Ujjwala Yojna has led to social transformation: PM Narendra Modi

May 28, 2018|The Economic Times|FULL ARTICLE

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the 'Ujjwala Yojna', a flagship welfare scheme of his government aimed at increasing LPG cylinder coverage among poor families, has led to a social transformation with over 45 per cent of its four crore beneficiaries being Dalits and tribals.
While Dalits got 445 petrol pumps under 2010-14 during the UPA rule, more than 1200 of them got it during 2014-18 in his government's rule, he said, adding the corresponding figures for LPG distribution centres for the community are over 900 and 1300.

"Till 2014, 13 crore families got LPG connection. This means, for over six decades the figure stood at 13 crore. It was mostly the rich people who got LPG connections. In the last 4 years, 10 crore new connections have been added and the poor benefited," he said.

The LPG reach is now 100 per cent in 70 per cent villages and more than 75 per cent in 81 per cent villages, he said.

PM Modi has sought policy for promoting clean fuel: Nitin Gadkari


Road Transport & Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked him to prepare a policy to promote clean fuel in consultation with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

Gadkari said promoting clean fuel like ethanol has been high on his agenda as it will help in cutting India's huge Rs 9 lakh crore annual import bills on petrol, gas and crude.

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