CCEA approves extending Ujjwala LPG scheme to all poor households

NEW DELHI: The Government on Monday extended Ujjwala Yojana of providing free cooking gas (LPG) connections to all poor households.

The scheme, launched in 2016, originally targeted giving LPG connections to women members of below the poverty line (BPL) households.

Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) Monday approved expanding the scope of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana to cover poor families not having LPG connections and not covered under the existing beneficiary categories.

The step will further increase penetration of LPG to 100 per cent households, he said. (AGENCIES)