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Cabinet Decision On Ujjwala Scheme To Greatly Help Beneficiaries: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has hailed the extension of the Ujjwala scheme subsidy, which will benefit 9.6 crore families by providing them with cleaner cooking fuel, amidst the high petroleum prices. The government has extended the Rs 200-per-LPG cylinder subsidy under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana by one year.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the extension of the Ujjwala scheme subsidy will greatly help beneficiaries and enhance the move towards cleaner cooking fuel.

The government on Friday extended the Rs 200-per-LPG cylinder subsidy under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana by one year in the wake of high prices of petroleum products in the international market. The move will benefit 9.6 crore families. 

Modi tweeted, "The Cabinet decision pertaining to Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana will greatly help beneficiaries and enhance the movement towards cleaner cooking fuel." The prime minister also praised the hike in the minimum support price for jute, saying it will empower farmers further.

The government on Friday increased the minimum support price of raw jute by Rs 300 to Rs 5,050 per quintal for the 2023-24 season.

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