State Launch of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY)

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By Sarkaritel April 7, 2018 19:47


New Delhi, 07th April 2018:The Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojana (PMUY) was launched in the state of Delhi today at Yamuna Sports Complex, New Delhi by Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble Union Minister, Petroleum & Natural Gas; Skill Development and Entrepreneurship in the presence of Shri Mahesh Giri, Member of Parliament, East Delhi , Shri O.P Sharma, MLA, Vishwas Nagar, Shri Sanjiv Singh, Chairman, IndianOil, other dignitaries along with senior officials of MoP&NG, Oil Marketing Companies, women beneficiaries of the scheme and the general public of Delhi.

Approximately 400 LPG connections were handed over to women of BPL families during the event.

Speaking on the occasion, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister, Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship said that Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana has transformed the lives of more than 3.5 crore women fulfilling the vision of Hon’ble Prime Minister to provide clean cooking fuel to them and eliminating the health hazards that were caused due use of unhealthy fuels. He thanked the Hon’ble Prime Minister for showing faith in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas by increasing the target of Ujjwala connections from the existing target of 5 crore to 8 crore by 2020.

Shri Pradhan added that the enhanced target will be incorporating genuinely poor households left out of Socio Economic Caste Survey (SECC) list and now will be empowering a wider section of society. The scheme would now also benefitBPL families from SC/ST Households, PMAY (Gramin), Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY), forest dwellers, Most Backward Classes (MBC), Tea and Ex-Tea Garden Tribes and people residing in islands and river islands.

Shri Pradhan said that Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana has achieved a great success since it was launched. He stated that LPG penetation across India has improved drastically with 9 crore new LPG connections being distributed in the last 4 years.

The Hon’ble Minister also highlighted positive impact of the recently launched PM LPG Panchayat initiative which seeks to serve as a platform to interact with the beneficiaries, harness their experiences and ensure the safety of the first time LPG users. Shri Pradhan added that LPG Panchayats will also be used as a forum to re inform the new LPG users about some of the ongoing schemes such as MUDRA, STAND UP India, Sukanya Samridhi Yojna, National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM), encouraging them to access the benefits of these programs.

Shri O.P Sharma, Member of Legislative Assembly, Vishwas Nagar thanked Shri Dharmendra Pradhan for rolling out the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana in the state of Delhi and appreciated the widespread coverage of the scheme which has transformed the lives of millions of women. He stated that from today onwards the women of Delhi would now be free from smoke and tears due to burning of solid fuels.

Speaking on the occasion, Shri Sanjiv Singh, Chairman, IndianOil highlighted the transformative impact of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana on the lives of women. He said that the introduction of the scheme in Delhi would further increase the penetration of LPG among the poorest of the poor.

Sarkaritel
By Sarkaritel April 7, 2018 19:47