Policy Briefs & Reports

Ujjwala 2.0: From Access to Sustained Usage

Santosh Harish
Kirk R Smith

Collaborative Clean Air Policy Centre

August 6, 2019

How to continue to fulfill the promise of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, now in its second phase, is an important policy discussion in the country. Three essential tasks remain: extend connections to the entire country, now requiring work among some of the most remote, poor, and disenfranchised groups; enhance usage among all users to complete the national household energy transition; and further extinguish fuel subsidies among the middle class to keep taxpayer costs from rising as efforts are enhanced to assist the poorest. The Collaborative Clean Air Policy Centre, in collaboration with the Centre for Policy Research, solicited suggestions as to what Ujjwala 2.0 might consider incorporating into its plans from nine major research groups that have been working on assessments of the current Ujjwala programme. This brief summarizes their suggestions.


Harish, Santosh and Kirk R. Smith. 2019. “Ujjwala 2.0: From Access to Sustained Usage.” Collaborative Clean Air Centre Policy Brief (Series: Ujjwala 2.0). August 6.