Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that his government had deposited over Rs 35,000 crore into the accounts of farmers as part of various state-run schemes over the past one year.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will review the progress of his government's flagship schemes and the agenda for the last year of the current NDA rule at a meeting of the Council of Ministers.
Modi today said 10 crore LPG connections including 4 crore free to poor women, were given in last four years, compared to 13 crore in six decades since independence.
Dharmendra Pradhan said as many as 20 lakh LPG gas connections would be given to Telangana households by next year under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY).
The Central government has promised to invest Rs 2,587 crore in various schemes and projects in Tripura, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said.
Over 100 poor women from 27 states who received free cooking gas LPG connections, under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, met President Kovind and PM Narendra Modi.
Under the scheme, LPG connections will be provided to total 72,38,000 eligible families in the state, Porwal said.
Pradhan has asked the oil marketing firms to speed up expansion of city gas distribution network and provide compressed and piped natural gas connections in North East.
In six out of eight northeastern states, the Modi govt failed to provide even a single LPG connection under its flagship scheme Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana.
"It is to bring to the kind notice of general public that official website of PMJY is www.pmujjwalayojana.com," an official statement said.