Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the
performance of these schemes
3) Ujjwala scheme has brought about a transformational change for its intended beneficiaries. Critically examine.(250 words)
Why this question
Ujjwala scheme has completed two years and there have been contrasting reports on the measure of success of the scheme. From the point of view of mains, high focus government scheme like Ujjwala is quite important.
Key demand of the question
The question expects us to assess the pros and cons of the scheme and its implementation and examine whether it has indeed made a transformational impact on the lives of its intended beneficiaries.
Critically examine – When you are asked to examine, you have to probe deeper into the topic, get into details, and find out the causes or implications if any .
Structure of the answer
Introduction – Mention the details of Ujjwala scheme.
Body – Highlight the potential positives of Ujjwala scheme , the vision at the time it was brought in – address the health woes, environment etc. For that to happen, consistent use of LPG cylinder is reqd, and merely an increase in number of initial users who might switch as soon as they have to bear the cost might not yield a lot of benefit. highlight how the government is providing financial support and ensuring continuity. Also examine how the scheme is not fully capable of delivering the benefits, and the issues due to which this is so.
Conclusion – Present a fair and balanced view and discuss way forward.