LIE: Ujjwala Yojana – we have provided gas connections to the poor

Modi Lies / Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

The main objective of the Ujjwala Yojana is to “safeguard the health of women & children by providing them with a clean cooking fuel – LPG, so that they don’t have to compromise their health in smoky kitchens or wander in unsafe areas collecting firewood.” Modi claims also insinuate that people have switched from earlier fuel sources to LPG but providing connections is one thing and changing consumption patterns a different. Ujjwala Yojana hasn’t met its stated objectives as the consumption rate has increased only by a meager 0.8% and more than 75% of the connections are currently inactive.

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