Himachal Pradesh becomes First State in India to have LPG Gas Connection in Every Household
All households in the state of Himachal Pradesh have access
to LPG Gas Connection, making Himachal Pradesh the first state in the country
to achieve the goal set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the launch of
Ujjwala Yojana for providing a cooking gas connection to every household in the
This was announced on 6th July 2020 by the Chief Minister of Himachal
Pradesh Jai Ram Thakur.
Apart from the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, the scheme of
the Himachal Pradesh State Government ‘Himachal Grihini Suvidha Yojana’ has
also played an important role for achieving the 100 percent household cooking
gas connection in the state.
Himachal Grihini Suvidha Yojana: A fact file
The Himachal Grihini Suvidha Yojana was launched back in May
2018 for providing LPG gas connection to households that were left out under
the Ujjwala Yojana of the Central Government.
All households in the state of Himachal Pradesh were eligible
under the Himachal Grihini Suvidha Yojana, except for households having
pensioner, or any member of the household employed with the state or central
government, households with income taxpayers.
To date, a total of 2,76,243 households were provided with a
free LPG gas connection under the Himachal Grihini Suvidha Yojana.