SAMBA, Aug 11: Former Deputy Chief Minister and MLA Gandhi Nagar, Kavinder Gupta along with former Minister and MLA Vijaypur, Chander Prakash Ganga and former MLA Bishnah, Ashwani Sharma, distributed LPG connections to beneficiaries under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) at Bari Brahamana area, today.
On the occasion, 210 LPG connections with other related accessories were handed over to the beneficiaries from rural belt Bari Brahamana and Bishnah area.
Reiterating the commitment to work for public welfare, Gupta said, the Central Government has envisaged this scheme to provide women with a safe and clean provision of fuel for cooking. More than five lac households of State have been benefited under the scheme, he added.
Kavinder Gupta said that J&K is fully implementing Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) scheme with an aim to make every household smokeless. “It is a major step to reduce indoor air pollution and a very positive step towards sustainable development as it not only reduces the burden on forests but also ensures Right to Life for women”, he added.
Applauding the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi for his keen interest in the development of the State, Kavinder Gupta said that GOI has been providing liberal funding to the State so that various developmental projects underway were completed in a time bound manner.
He also made people aware about the benefits of other Centrally sponsored schemes and urged them to come forward and avail the benefits from these schemes for improving their socio-economic condition. Furthermore, he appealed to people who can afford the non-subsidized cylinder to voluntarily give up their subsidy as more people belonging to BPL category can be benefited under the scheme.
Former Minister and MLA Vijaypur, Chander Prakash Ganga while addressing the gathering said that people were deprived of LPG as cooking fuel prior to the installation of BJP led Government at the Centre and have relied on firewood, coal, dung etc that adversely affected the health of women and children causing severe respiratory diseases.
Ashwani Sharma former MLA from Bishnah also addressed the gathering. In his address, Sharma said that M/S Ritu Gas Agency has done a commendable job by awaking people of the area and has distributed more than 2000 LPG scheme under PMUY. He requested the beneficiaries to reach out the eligible persons of the area who can be provided the LPG connection under the scheme.