Himachal Pradesh becomes the first LPG enabled and smoke free state in the country – World Affairs SRS

Himachal Pradesh becomes the first LPG enabled and smoke free state in the country

– World Affairs SRS

Himachal Pradesh became the first Enables LPG, as well, smoke free state. This milestone was achieved due to Ujjwala Yojana and Grihari Suvidha Yojana by the centre. The government had started the Ujjwala scheme to get rid of smoke. Grihini Suvidha Yojana was launched to help the women of rural areas.

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The Ujjwala scheme was launched by the central government with the aim of making the women of the country free from indoor pollution. Along with this, Himachal government also started Grihini Suvidha Yojana to benefit more and more women under the scheme.

About Ujjwala Yojana:

Under Ujjwala scheme Rs. 21.81 crore 1.36 lakh free domestic connections were given in Himachal, while under the Grihini Suvidha Yojana of Himachal government, 3.23 lakh housewives were provided free gas cylinders at a cost of Rs. 120 crores.

About the Mukhya Mantri Grihini Suvidha Yojana:

Mukhyamantri Grihini Suvidha Yojana was launched on 26 May 2018. With the concerted efforts of the central and state government, the women of the state have become free from indoor pollution. Apart from this, free LPG connection is given to the families without gas connection for environmental protection.

Important facts for all competitive exams:

  • Capital of Himachal Pradesh: Shimla (Summer), Dharamsala (Winter);
  • Governor of Himachal Pradesh: Rajendra Arlekar;
  • Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh: Jai Ram Thakur.

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