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Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana set to become gender neutral soon

The scheme, conceptualized by petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan, kicked off on May 1, 2016 at Ballia district in UP

Shine Jacob  |  New Delhi 

After reaching out to 33.1 million families covering 712 districts across the country, the Narendra Modi’s flagship programme Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) is finally becoming gender neutral. The scheme that offers free cooking gas connections to only women in the below poverty line (BPL) families is now set to factor in men as well. “We are now planning to include men in the socio-economic caste census (SECC) list too under PMUY.

There are BPL families where there are no women or women are not in a movable state due to health reasons. In such cases, we are ...

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First Published: Thu, January 25 2018. 23:42 IST
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