The Prime Minister Shri Nanrendra Modi launches Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana at Ballia. Under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana project 5 crore eligible families will be provided with free cooking gas connections in next 3 years. The eligibility of the free connection is for families below the poverty line.
The Prime Minister emphasized that schemes must be designed keeping in mind the welfare of the poor, and not merely to derive electoral benefit. He said that the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana will benefit the poor, especially the women.
While addressing to the gathering of the lauch of the programs, Shri Narendra Modi stated that the Union Government is allocating tremendous resources for the development of Uttar Pradesh. He mentioned the rapid progress that has been made in rural electrification. He said the fruits of development must reach the eastern part of India, for us to gain strength in the fight against poverty.
Reiterating that the Union Government’s primary focus has been the welfare of the poor, the Prime Minister mentioned various steps for labour welfare taken by the Union Government over the last two years.