Consider the following statements about Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana:

  1. The scheme aims for village electrification and to provide free electricity connections to BPL rural households
  2. The scheme will be implemented by State Discoms

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [D] Neither 1 nor 2

First statement is incorrect because the scheme envisages for Providing Free LPG connections to Women from BPL Households. Second statement is incorrect because the scheme will be implemented by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas would implement a welfare scheme benefitting crores of women belonging to the poorest households. 

This question is a part of GKToday's Integrated IAS General Studies Module