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What has the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana Achieved so Far

  title={What has the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana Achieved so Far},
  author={Ashwini Dabadge},
The central government’s fl agship programme to provide free liquefi ed petroleum gas connections has been in operation for two years, providing more than 3.5 crore free LPG connections to poor women. This much-needed scheme is a major step to reduce indoor air pollution, drudgery faced by women, and one that promises to extend LPG access. However, little is known about the progress of the scheme. Has it led to sustained use of clean fuels among poor households? There is need for more… 

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