PM Modi will spend ‘May Day’ or International Workers’ Day (May 1), with people in poor financial condition. He will give his time to bring smiles on the faces of workers from Balia (Uttar Pradesh) to Varanasi.
As per the protocol, PM Modi will launch the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana from politically-sensitive Ballia on May 1. Here he will announce giving 5 crore free LPG connections to the Below Poverty Line (BPL) families.
The programme will provide another facility to the poor of getting free LPG connection along with oven and pipes.
While launching the PMUY, PM Modi will in a symbolic gesture, hand over papers for new LPG connection to 10 women in Ballia. BJP state secretary Dayashankar Singh, who is also in-charge for the programme, said they are expecting over 2 lakh people from Ghazipur, Mau, Azamgarh, Jaunpur, Varanasi, Gorakhpur and Deoria districts for the event.
Ballia is one of the backward districts of eastern UP where only 20-25 per cent households have LPG connections.
As per WHO, a major source of air pollution in the home is the smoke from the use of solid fuels with inefficient and leaky cook stoves
Under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana Scheme, Rs 8000 crore has been earmarked for providing five crore LPG connections to BPL households this fiscal. The scheme provides a financial support of Rs 1600 for each LPG connection.
After Balia, PM Modi will spend over six hours in his contituency Varanasi. Here he will distribute 1000 e-rickshaws to rickshaw pullers and donate 11 E-boats to boat peddlers in Assighat.