Ujjwala scheme to be extended to 1 cr more beneficiaries: FM


Team Udayavani, Feb 1, 2021, 12:15 PM IST

New Delhi: The government on Monday said the free cooking gas LPG scheme, Ujjwala will be extended to one crore more beneficiaries.

Presenting the Union Budget for 2021-22, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said fuel supplies were kept running without interruption during COVID-19 lockdown.

She further said city gas distribution network of providing CNG to automobiles and piped cooking gas to households will be expanded to 100 more districts.

Sitharaman also announced a transport system operator (TSO) for regulating common carrier capacity in gas pipelines to boost gas-based economy.

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