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Modi govt's flagship scheme Ujjwala to touch 60-million mark on Monday

Universal status to add 20 million more consumers

Narendra Modi, Ujjwala Yojana

Prime Minister Narendra Modi distributes the free LPG connections to the beneficiaries, under PM Ujjwala Yojana in Ballia. Photo: PTI

Shine Jacob New Delhi
At a time when the Union Cabinet has expanded the ambit of  Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) to all 'poor people', the flagship scheme of the BJP government is set to complete 60 million-consumer mark on Monday.

Early this month, the reach of the cooking gas scheme was extended to all the poor in the country -- through which beneficiaries can avail it by simply submitting ration card or Aadhar card. The move is likely to add another 20 million people to the scheme that was targeted to reach out to 80 million consumers.

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First Published: Dec 28 2018 | 4:07 PM IST

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