This scheme was started in the year 2016 by our Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi, and this scheme was initiated by Ministry of petroleum and Natural Gas. In India there are about 24 Crores of households out of which 10 crores households are still not using LPG gas. These 10 crore households are still using Firewood, Coal, Dung Cakes etc for their primary and daily cooking. The smoke from this type of cooking leaves women to inhale deadly fumes which causes them Respiratory diseases or disorders.
PMUY’s aims at safeguarding the health of women and children by providing them with clean cooking gas i.e LPG. In this way they don’t have to compromise with their health and they don’t have to wander at unsafe places to collect firewood.