A SAGA OF SOCIAL INCLUSION AND PROMOTING CLEAN ENERGY ACCESS TO BPL FAMILIES SHOWCASED AT COP23 INDIA PAVILION

  • Petroleum Ministry, Government of India, presents PMUY as clean energy option at UN Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) November 7, 2017, Bonn: The Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas (MoP&NG), Government of India, presented its flagship scheme Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) in promoting clean energy access to masses at the India Pavilion held on the sidelines of the 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the UN Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Bonn, Germany.
  • Earlier in the day, the pavilion was inaugurated by Dr. Harsha Vardhan, Hon’ble Minister of Environment, Forest, & Climate Change, Government of India. He spoke about the efforts made by India in preserving Mother Earth.
  • Guided by Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas & Skill Development, PMUY has scaled heights in last 16 months with over 32 million beneficiaries. Representing MoP&NG, Mr. Manish Grover, General Manager (LPG), Indian Oil Corporation Limited, spoke about the increased use of LPG in the last three year, as a part of the PMUY scheme, under the aegis of MoP&NG. He also discussed the scheme as a vehicle of social change, thus empowering women from BPL (Below Poverty Line) families.
  • The PMUY scheme was launched in May 2016 by Mr. Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister, Government of India, in May 2016, with a target of reaching 50 million beneficiaries by 2019. Providing LPG connections to BPL households will ensure universal coverage of cooking gas in India. Access to clean and affordable fuel, i.e. LPG is sure to prevent deforestation, promote health and improve the status of women in the country.

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