1.5 crore families in Uttar Pradesh benefited from PMUY: Yogi Adityanath
Yogi Adityanath was speaking at the launch of Ujjwala 2.0 (PMUY, 2021) scheme at Mahoba district
THC Bureau | August 11, 2021 12:41 pm
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath
As many as 1.5 crore families in Uttar Pradesh have benefited from the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) in its first phase, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has said.
“Six years ago, the Prime Minister launched the first phase of Ujjwala Yojana from Ballia district in eastern Uttar Pradesh. In the first phase of PMUY, 1.5 crore families in Uttar Pradesh availed the benefit of the scheme,” PTI reported Adityanath as saying.
“During the COVID-19 pandemic, free cylinders were made available for six months. This gas connection has ushered in a change in the lives of the women, and their health has improved,” he added.
The Chief Minister was speaking at the launch of Ujjwala 2.0 (PMUY, 2021) scheme at Mahoba district.
He also informed the gathering that 70 per cent work of the Bundelkhand Expressway is over. The expressway would be ready by November this year, he added.
“Work on the Defence Corridor has moved significantly ahead in Jhansi and Chitrakoot. Work is moving at a fast pace in Kanpur, Aligrah, Agra and Lucknow,” he said.
The CM further said water would be provided to everyone under the Har Ghar Nal Yojana that was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last year. “Soon pure water will reach every household,” the Chief Minister said.
Union Minister for Housing & Urban Affairs & Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Hardeep Singh Puri also addressed the gathering through video conferencing, PTI reported.
In 2014, there were 14.5 crore LPG consumers in the country, which have increased to 29 crore today, said Mr. Puri.