Himachal Grihini Suvidha Yojna
Himachal Pradesh has become the first State in the country where cent percent households have LPG gas connections.
Collecting fuel wood and cooking food on traditional chullah was not only cumbersome, but also had adverse affects on health of the women. it also caused adverse affects on the environment as lakhs of trees were cut for fuel wood. keeping in view all these issues, Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his first tenure of Prime Ministership envisioned a scheme Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojna, under which gas connections were provided free of cost to poor women of rural areas. as many as 1.36 lakh families of the State were benefitted under this scheme.
On the call of Prime Minister Narendra Modi Ji, crores of people of the country voluntarily surrendered their subsidy. The State Government had launched Himachal Grihini Suvidha Yojna to cover the left out families of the State, who were not covered under the Centre Scheme. as many as 2,58,178 families were provided free gas connections in the State under this scheme.
The Scheme has not only saved the womenfolk from ill effects of kitchen smoke, but also helped in conservation of our environment. Scheme has tremendously helped the women of the state