Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has said that LPG has reached nearly 90 percent of Indian households. Addressing the Ujjwala Sammelan organised by Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini in Mumbai yesterday, Mr Pradhan said initiatives like Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana and Saubhagya Yojana are empowering women and bringing about a paradigm shift towards the comprehensive development of the society.
Mr Pradhan informed that there has been an unparalleled increase in LPG connections in the last four and a half years with 12 crores new LPG connections recorded for this period. Out of these 12 crore connections, 5.83 crore connections have been under Ujjwala scheme. The minister said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s revolutionary initiative is making stellar progress in removing poor women from the clutches of deprivation.