The poor get LPG cylinders under Modi's PMYU but they can't afford refills

Goti Bai's LPG cylinder sat behind bales of cattle fodder. 'We don't have the money to buy a refill,' Got Bai explained


Swagata Yadavar | IndiaSpend
It has been over two years since Goti Bai, 36, got her first cylinder of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) under a three-year-old government scheme to promote clean cooking fuel.
A farmer from Khatlabor village in north Rajasthan’s Pratapgarh district, Bai is one of 80 million poor Indian women to benefit from the scheme titled Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY).
On a scorching April afternoon when we arrived at her home, Goti Bai was busy with a weekly meeting of the local self-help group. How does she cook? we asked. She pointed to the chulha (earthen

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First Published: Apr 30 2019 | 9:49 AM IST

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