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After price cut decision, Cabinet clears Rs. 1,650 crore for new LPG connections LPG connection
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After price cut decision, Cabinet clears Rs. 1,650 crore for new LPG connections

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 13 Sep 2023, 10:14 pm

New Delhi/IBNS/UNI: The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi  Wednesday approved the extension of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) for the release of 75 lakh LPG connections over three years with a total financial implication of Rs 1,650 crore.

A targeted subsidy of Rs. 200 per 14.2 kg LPG cylinder for up to 12 refills per year is being provided to PMUY consumers.

"LPG connections to poor households will provide access to clean cooking fuel helps in addressing health problems caused by the use of traditional sources of cooking fuel such as fire-wood, coal, cowdung etc," a government release said.

Providing relief to households ahead of festive as well as poll season, the central government had last month announced to reduce the price of domestic LPG cylinder by Rs 200.

"Following the decision to reduce the LPG prices by Rs. 200, Cabinet has approved the extension of PMUY for the release of 75 lakh LPG connections, with a total financial implication of Rs.1650 crore. It will cover households that were earlier left behind or new households formed due to marriages, migration, nuclearisation of families," Union Minister Anurag Minister said.

"This scheme has tremendously improved the lives of women in our country, especially those living in rural areas. I thank Hon'ble PM Shri @narendramodi  ji for this decision," he said.

In its meeting on Wednesday, the Cabinet also approved the eCourts Project Phase III as a Central Sector Scheme spanning four years (2023 onwards) with a financial outlay of Rs 7210 crore.

As part of the National eGovernance Plan, the e-Courts Project has been under implementation since 2007 for ICT enablement of the Indian Judiciary Phase II that concluded in 2023.

"Phase III of the e-Courts Project in India is rooted in the philosophy of 'access and inclusion'," said the official release.

The Centrally Sponsored Scheme of eCourts Phase III is being implemented under the joint partnership of Department of Justice, Ministry of Law & Justice, Government of India and eCommittee, Supreme Court of India, in a decentralized manner through the respective High Courts to develop a judicial system that would promote ease of justice by making the system more accessible, affordable, reliable, predictable, and transparent for all stakeholders.

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