Simply put: About 85% of Ujjwala beneficiaries still use earthen stoves
One crore Ujjwala scheme beneficiaries have not refilled cylinders
No clarity on LPG use for the rest of the beneficiaries
Rural penetration of Ujjwala improves, remote areas still remain a problem
LPG connection target raised from 50 million households to 80 million
Ujjwala scheme successful in terms of number, but is it the same in its intent?
Distributing LPG connection is a job half done as ensuring its sustained usage is a bigger challenge that the government is currently facing
580 million Indians will use solid fuel to cook in 2030
India, South East Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa will not meet Sustainable Development Goal 7.1, thus preventing the world from moving towards …
1.5 crore people didn’t avail Ujjwala loan benefit, 1.2 crore didn’t go for refill
While the scheme is touted as one providing free LPG connections to the poor, the cost of the first connection under PMUY is set at Rs 3,200
In LPG age, cow dung cake makers are still painting the town brown
While the government claims it has made several people from Odisha’s rural areas switch to clean fuel, people still depend on animal waste …
Sloppy govt attitude stands in way of toilet-linked biogas plants in Gujarat
The administration is dragging its feet over the project and technology that can manage faecal waste as well as generate clean fuel
LPG connections not only success metric: CAG on Ujjwala
Scheme can't be a success without transition to clean fuel through sustained LPG use, auditor says
Verdict 2019: Why did women vote for BJP?
The party's flagship schemes like Ujjwala and PM Awas provided women economic ownership and not just mere access to property
Budget 2020-21: Will Sitharaman keep aside Rs 1.10 lakh crore to revamp India's discoms
Sitharaman may provide support for Ujjwala beneficiaries for buying refill gas cylinders
Even after 4 years of Ujjwala, dealers travel 92 km to deliver cylinders: CAG
17 % beneficiaries still come to dealers’ warehouses for getting cylinder refills
Fuelling problems: India’s poor are being forced to return to unclean cooking fuels; here’s why
With LPG prices crossing the Rs 1,000-mark, the poor now have to make unfair choices about their basic standard of life
Ujjwala: Over 9 million beneficiaries did not refill cylinder last year, Centre admits
The prices of LPG are skyrocketing even as there has been a sharp reduction in the subsidy given for it
Overcoming India’s clean cooking challenge
The recently published 'Roadmap to Access to Clean Cooking Energy in India', which aims to provide direction to India's transition to energy-…
Swalia Bibi: Ujjwala's beneficiary number 2 crore can no longer afford LPG
The family of six has to take a loan every time they want to get their cylinder refilled
Union Budget 2019-20: Power access still in focus, what about solar rooftop?
Here’s taking stock of what the Union Budget 2019 had for renewable energy and access to energy
Pollution in news on May 2
Here’s a round-up of today’s news reports and developments on pollution
Interim Budget 2019: All that it had for the environment
Although not at all promising, here is a list of announcements Piyush Goyal made towards bettering people’s health and the living world
India’s gas push: Import dependency is growing. Are we on the right track?
For millions of people living in poverty, however, the recent LPG price hike makes access to clean cooking fuel more difficult
Clean cooking: Can we think beyond LPG?
Availability of LPG is largely dependent on imports and may not be a sustainable alternative for a clean cooking fuel
As told to Parliament (September 16, 2020): No data on sanitation worker deaths amid COVID-19
All that was discussed in the House through the day
Is the government's Ujjwala target achievable?
The ambit of the Ujjwala scheme is to be increased from five crore to eight crore beneficiaries
Ground report: Stiff LPG rates take clean cooking fuel out of reach for the poor
East Delhi, Ghaziabad slum dwellers say unable to keep up with rising prices
Lack of modern energy sources increase health risk for Nagaland's rural women
Depending on traditional fuel means increased risk of respiratory, musculo-skeletal disorders