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Prime Minister Launches Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana at Ballia on May 1st 2016

Prime Minister launches Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana at Ballia to provide 5 crore Cooking gas connections to beneficiaries in three years

Aim: To provide cooking gas connections to 5 crore below-poverty-line beneficiaries over the next three years.PM launches Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana at Ballia

Venue: Ballia, Uttar Pradesh

Prime Minister Speech

  • On the Labour Day, He encouraged all workers across the world should work towards unity.
  • Union Government’s primary prime focus on welfare of the poor
  • He mentioned the Shram Suvidha Portal, and the Labour Identity Number given to all employers
  • He recalled that Ballia is the land of the revolutionary Mangal Pandey, and added that development of Eastern Uttar Pradesh has suffered for decades and being strengthened

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to launch Rs. 8000 Crore Scheme for Free LPG connections to poor

Prime Minister Narendra Modi  launched Rs. 8,000 crore scheme to provide 5 crore free LPG connections to Below Poverty Line (BPL) using the money saved from 1.13 crore cooking gas users pledge on “Give it Up” compaign.

‘Give-it-Up’

Seeks to voluntarily surrender cooking gas subsidies for one year was launched in January, 2015.

States and their Give It Up users

  1. Maharashtra – 16.44 lakh
  2. Uttar Pradesh – 13 lakh
  3. Delhi – 7.26 lakh
  4. Gujarat – 4.2 lakh
  5. Odisha – 1.3 lakh

Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu – half of the people given up LPG subsidies

Entitlements:

12 cylinders of 14.2 kg each or 34 bottles of 5 kg each in a year at subsidised rates

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley mentioned in the Budget for 2016-17 provided Rs 2000 crore to provide deposit free LPG connections to 1.5 crore women belonging to the Below Poverty Line (BPL) families.

PM Narendra Modi to launch Solar Powered Boats at Assi Ghat in Varanasi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched solar powered boats and distributing 1,000 e-rickshaws to people in Varanasi

Venue:  Varanasi DLW Ground – 1000 E rickshaws
Assi Ghat on River Ganga – Solar Powered boards

The PM flags off a fleet of 11 e-boats following by interaction with boatmen at the Assi ghat.