PM Modi launches Renovated Distribution Area Scheme via video conference in Uttarakhand

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On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi used video conferencing to introduce the Renovated Distribution Area Scheme in Uttarakhand.

In the virtual presence of State Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, the program’s closing ceremony for “Ujjwal Bharat Ujjwal Bhavishya – Power @2047” saw the introduction of the initiative

PM Modi also laid the cornerstone for and officially opened a number of green energy projects for the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) and the National Rooftop Solar Portal at the event.

According to CM Dhami, the administration is adhering to the fundamental ideas put forth when the state was formed, such as energy and tourism.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked states and union territories to pay their outstanding power bills as soon as possible earlier in the day, stressing that the energy sector will be crucial to accelerating India’s development over the next 25 years.

On May 1, 2016, Prime Minister Modi announced the commencement of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, which will provide 50 million LPG connections to women from BPL families.

The “Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana” (PMUY) was launched as a flagship programme by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MOPNG) in May 2016 with the aim of providing rural and underprivileged households with access to clean cooking fuels like LPG who had previously relied on traditional fuels like firewood, coal, cow-dung cakes, etc. Traditional cooking fuels have a negative influence on both the environment and the health of rural women.

According to the program’s goal, by March 2020, 8 crore LPG connections were to be made available to low-income homes.

The eighth crore LPG connection was delivered by the prime minister in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, on September 7, 2019.

The scheme’s provision of 8 crore LPG connections has also contributed to an increase in LPG coverage from 62% on May 1, 2016, to 99.8% as of April 1, 2021.

A provision has been made in the Union Budget for FY 21-22 for the release of an additional 1 crore LPG connections under the PMUY scheme. Migrant families have been granted a particular facility throughout this phase.

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