Acta Scientific Women's Health (ASWH)(ISSN: 2582-3205)

Research Article Volume 4 Issue 8

Health and Environment Security through ‘Ujjwala’: A Study of Peri-urban Areas of Uttar Pradesh1

Moni Chandra*

Department of Sociology, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow (U.P.), India

*Corresponding Author: Moni Chandra, Department of Sociology, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow (U.P.), India.

Received: June 09, 2022; Published: July 15, 2022


Cooking in the absence of clean fuels is not only injurious to health of the household but affects environment as a whole. In India, majority of the households especially in rural areas depend primarily on wood, crop residue and cow dung for cooking. LPG, the modern cooking fuel, is still a distant dream for them. LPG has many benefits like, it eliminates household air pollution, reduces the drudgery of firewood collection and checks deforestation and depletion of forest resources. Besides, those who use it are able to dedicate more time on educational and economic pursuit. And for this purpose, PMUJ was launched in May, 2016 to prevent the negative health implications from traditional cooking fuel. Hence, there is need to study and investigate as to how ‘Ujjwala’ Yojana is contributing in removing the health hazards involved with traditional cooking methods and is saving the time and cost of cooking apart from improving environmental quality and sustainability.

Keywords:Fuel; Peri-urban; Pollution; Health; Sustainability


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Citation: Moni Chandra. “Health and Environment Security through ‘Ujjwala’: A Study of Peri-urban Areas of Uttar Pradesh1". Acta Scientific Women's Health 4.8 (2022): 35-42.


Copyright: © 2022 Moni Chandra. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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