- The scheme aims to provide cooking gas connections to BPL families
- PM will also visit Varanasi, where he will distribute e-rickshaws
- PM Modi will also launch a scheme for E-Boats at the Assi Ghat
The Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, to be run essentially using the money saved from 1.13 crore cooking gas users voluntarily giving up their subsidies, aims to provide cooking gas connections to 5 crore women beneficiaries from BPL families over the next three years, said informed sources.
The Prime Minister will also visit his constituency Varanasi, where he will distribute e-rickshaws to beneficiaries.
"He (Modi) will visit Gyan Pravah - Centre for Cultural Studies and Research at Varanasi and hold a meeting with prominent citizens in Varanasi," an official source said.
PM Modi will also launch a scheme for environment-friendly e-Boats at the famous Assi Ghat.
Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana will be launched in Ballia. The scheme provides LPG connections to 5 cr women beneficiaries from BPL families.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 1, 2016
In Varanasi will distribute e-rickshaws & interact with beneficiaries. Will also meet prominent citizens of Kashi. Looking forward.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 1, 2016
Particularly excited to launch a scheme for environmentally friendly e-boats at Assi Ghat. These will help bring down pollution.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 1, 2016
These E-boats will not only reduce pollution, but will also bring down the operational costs, thereby enabling higher incomes for those who earn their livelihoods through such boats on river Ganga, the official source said.
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