Modi govt to achieve 50-million LPG connection target by August 15

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s flagship project Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) is set to provide 50 million free cooking gas connections by August 15, seven months ahead of the March 2019 target it had set earlier.  Ujjwala Yojana was launched on May 1, 2016 at Ballia district in Uttar Pradesh and has so far covered 47.3 million consumers in 715 districts. This is likely to be one of the key highlights in the list of achievements that the Modi government will highlight in the run-up to next year’s Lok Sabha elections and may feature in his speech during the 72nd In.....

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