Q. Which of the following is the objective of “Ujjwala”, a scheme of government

[A] To provide electricity to every household in the country by 2022

[B] To provide LPG connections to women from Below Poverty Line

[C] To provide financial assistance to start-up entrepreneurs in field of Renewable energy

[D] For the construction of smart cities across the country

Answer: B

About Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY): 

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana was launched by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas in 2018. 

Aim: To replace the unclean cooking fuels mostly used in rural India with the clean and more efficient LPG(Liquefied Petroleum Gas). 

Under the scheme, an adult woman member of a below poverty line family identified through the Socio-Economic Caste Census (SECC) was given a deposit-free LPG connection with the financial assistance of Rs 1,600 per connection by the Centre. 

Target: Initially the target was the installation of 5 crores LPG connections by 2019. But the target was revised to 8 crores which was achieved in August 2019. 

Source: PIB