NEW DELHI: The Union government on Wednesday gave its nod to allocate Rs 1,650 crore to oil marketing companies as part of a scheme to offer 75 lakh LPG connections under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana.
This decision was taken during a Union Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as disclosed by Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur to the press.
With the inclusion of these 75 lakh Ujjwala connections, the overall count of beneficiaries benefiting from the PMUY scheme will surge to 10.35 crores.
Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana was launched by the Prime Minister in May 2016 to provide LPG connections to women of below poverty line (BPL) families.
Union Cabinet also passed a resolution praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi for making the G20 Summit a huge success.
Briefing media after a cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Modi, Thakur said the resolution was moved by defence minister Rajnath Singh and it was passed unanimously.
The Cabinet noted the successful hosting of the G20 Summit was a matter of great pride for the entire country with several initiatives proposed by Prime Minister Modi such as the launch of Global Biofuels Association and the inclusion of African Union in the bloc being adopted with a consensus, the minister said.

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