Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana will provide free LPG connections to Women from Below Poverty Line (BPL) Households - targeting 1.5 crore BPL households in 2016-17.


households in India rely on Fire-wood and only 28.5% on LPG/PNG for cooking

4,88,200 deaths

in India per year due to indoor smoke from unclean cooking fuels (WHO estimate)


households in rural areas use LPG for cooking, less than half the national average