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Ujjwala Yojana Impact: Ajmer Goes Kerosene Free

Ujjwala Yojana Ajmer Kerosene Free

Many political observers while analysing the results of Lok Sabha election 2019 have made a point that many welfare schemes of Modi government have reached the people on the ground. Some mediapersons, while talking about the impact of Modi government’s welfare schemes, even went on to say, “I have to say this very honestly that we journalists at the commentariat chose not to see it. Even when we see it we compulsively try to deny it”.

Anyway, elections are over and the government is already back in action. The delivery of government schemes and their positive impact in the life of the people continue. Here is one such case of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana.

Dainik Bhaskar in its report has said the district Ajmer, in Rajasthan, has become kerosene-free due to the Ujjwala scheme of the central government.

The report by Dainik Bhaskar further said that before the commencement of Ujjwala Yojana, the food and civil supplies department of the state had to allocate 12 lakh liters of kerosene oil per month. This allocation has now come down to zero.

The report said that 1.31 lakh LPG connections have also been released so far in the Ajmer district under Ujjwala Yojana. It is to be noted that Ujjwala Yojana has been implemented in the district since April 2016. Thus, the district could become kerosene-free in just 3 years of time.

This is not the first time that the impact of Ujjwala Yojana has been noted. Even earlier, Haryana became a kerosene-free state.

Further, “According to official data, Andhra Pradesh, Dadar-Nagar Haveli, Daman-Diu and Puducherry haven’t lifted PDS kerosene for the first quarter of FY19. Allocation of kerosene to Chandigarh, Delhi, Haryana and Punjab had stopped earlier.” reported Financial Times in May 2018.