PM fulfils promise, 8 crore poor families get LPG before deadline
-The Times of India
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Saturday fulfil, seven months ahead of schedule, his government's promise to help women in eight crore poor households breathe easy by replacing their smoky 'chulhas' (earthen ovens) with LPG connection and stove free of cost.
The PM will hand over the connection number eight crore under his government's transformational social sector scheme - Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, commonly referred to as Ujjwala - at a function in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. It was launched on May 1, 2016 at Ballia in UP with a target of reaching five crore households by March 2019. This was later raised to eight crore households by March, 2020.
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