Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath, shed light on the impact of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY). Accordingly, approximately 1.5 crore families have been impacted by the first phase of the policy. The policy was introduced by PM Narendra Modi six years ago from the Ballia District located in Eastern Uttar Pradesh. Since its inception in 2015, the policy has benefitted families across the state, reiterated the CM. He further went onto shed light on how the policy was implemented and also revealed its second phase i.e., PMUY 2.0.
The UP CM Adityanath was yesterday, addressing the gathering present at the launch of PMUY 2.0 or PMUY 2021 scheme at the Maloba district. While addressing the crowd, Adityanath stated that the first phase also contributed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Under this scheme, free cylinders were distributed for 6 months duration. This move brought in a change in the lives of women and improving their health, at the same time.
Apart from a domestic impact, this scheme has also improved the transport aspect of the state. According to CM Adityanath, around 70% of work in the construction of the Bundelkhand Expressway has already been completed. The road is likely to completed by the month of November 2021.
The Uttar Pradesh CM also stated that work on the Defence Corridor has also witnessed tremendous improvement in the recent months. The construction has considerably moved past Jhansi and Chitrakoot while work is moving at a fast pace in cities like Kanpur, Agra, Lucknow and Aligarh.
Apart from citing the recently developments under the PMUY scheme, the chief minister also talked about what’s in-store for the future. He started that water would be provided to everyone within state under the Har Ghar Nal Yojana. This scheme was launched by the Prime Minister in 2020. This scheme will be implemented soon so no person in the state will face any shortage of water.
Apart from CM Adityanath, Hardeep Singh Puri, the Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Housing & Urban Affairs also addressed the crowd. While he couldn’t be physically present at the event, the union minister spoke to the people through video conferencing. During his speech, the minister clarified that in 2014, the country had around 14.5 crore LPG consumers. The number of consumers have increased significantly in the past few years amounting to 29 crore in 2021. In simple terms, the LPG consumption of India has constantly been on the rise, especially in the last few years.