PM Modi in Varanasi today, set to launch Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi on Sunday, where he will launch solar-powered boats for plying on river Ganga and also distribute 1,000 e-rickshaws.


The Prime Minister will then leave for Ballia district in eastern Uttar Pradesh to launch the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY).

The PMUY is Rs. 8,000 crore scheme to provide 5 crore free cooking gas connections to Below Poverty Line (BPL) families.

The scheme essentially using the money saved from 1.13 crore cooking gas users voluntarily giving up their subsidies, aims to provide cooking gas connections to 5 crore women beneficiaries from BPL families over the next three years.

The Prime Minister will again fly back to Varanasi where will preside over a function to distribute 1,000 e-rickshaws to beneficiaries at Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW) ground.

Prime Minister Modi will then visit ‘Jnana Pravaha’, a centre of cultural studies and research, in Samne Ghat area. The Prime Minister will thereafter head to the Assi Ghat on river Ganga, where he will launch 11 solar-powered ‘e-boats’.

This is Prime Minister Modi’s third tour of his parliamentary constituency since January this year.

(with ANI)

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