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Chhattisgarh to build gas godowns in Naxal zone for Ujjwala scheme

State targets connections to 2.5 million households, steps into territory oil companies have been avoiding

R Krishna Das  |  Raipur 

The Chhattisgarh government will be building gas godowns, majority of which will come up in the interior areas affected by Left Wing Extremism (LWE), to successfully implement the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana. The ambitious social welfare scheme of the Narendra Modi-led government was launched in the state in August 2016. Under the PM Ujjwala Yojana, the government aims to provide LPG connections to BPL households in the country. The scheme is aimed at replacing unclean cooking fuels mostly used in the rural India with clean and more efficient LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas). The ...

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First Published: Fri, June 09 2017. 17:24 IST
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