This Scheme aims to provide free LPG connections to Women from BPL Households by providing financial support of Rs 1600 for each new LPG connection.
The identification of eligible BPL families will be made in consultation with the State Governments and the Union Territories based on the socio-economic and caste census data.
Providing LPG connections to BPL households will ensure universal coverage of cooking gas in the country which will empower women and protect their health.
It aims to address serious health hazards associated with cooking based on fossil fuels.
Non-communicable diseases such as heart disease, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lung cancer and Indoor air pollution causing acute respiratory illnesses in young children is addressed through this scheme.
It will also provide employment for rural youth in the supply chain of cooking gas