Ujjawala scheme not just made women’s life “Smoke Free” but convinced other companies to provide employment opportunities to these beneficiaries

Since PM Modi Government came to power it has taken so many steps for the betterment and empowerment of women.PM Modi Government’s one such scheme for women not only improved their lives and gifted them a new life infact but also provided employment to them

Yes! It is completely true. This is what exactly happened by Implementation of Ujjawala schemeb by Modi Government . Apart from providing smoke free life to them Ujjawala scheme has provided employment opportunity for them.

Witnessing the huge success of the scheme Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) has decided to engage more than 10,000 rural women as “Ujjwala Didis” to act as grassroot energy ambassadors across Odisha to ensure sustainability of LPG use.

“More than 10,000 Ujjwala Didis have been identified who will act as grassroot energy ambassadors all over Odisha,” Chief General Manager, IOCL & SLC Oil Industry, Odisha, Subhajit Ghosh told reporters.He said Ujjwala Didis will act as a bridge between existing and prospective LPG consumers and the distributors in the state, which saw phenomenal growth in LPG households from 20 lakh in 2014 to almost 78 lakh in February, 2019.Their positive intervention into the rural domestic energy ecosystem and distribution network help all in ease of booking for refill, issuance of new connections and sustainable use of energy.

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) has contributed to LPG growth in Odisha almost singlehandedly, he said PMUY was launched in Odisha on June 20, 2016 and since then 39 lakh PMUY connections have been given to poor women with nil security deposit.While overall LPG penetration in Odisha has gone upto 73 per cent from 20 per cent in 2014, sustainability is the cornerstone of any successfully implemented scheme.

Till now under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) 714 districts have been covered and as many as 6.75 crore women have been empowered through the PMUY and 13 crore new LPG connections have been issued

Even after so many years of independence women have to rely on firewood, coal, dung – cakes etc. as primary source of cooking. The smoke from burning such fuels causes alarming household pollution and was adversely affecting the health of women & children causing several respiratory diseases/ disorders. As per a WHO report, smoke inhaled by women from unclean fuel is equivalent to burning 400 cigarettes in an hour. In addition, women and children have to go through the drudgery of collecting firewood. But PM Modi Government has put all this to end and has provided a safe and happy life to them

Source : MyNation