JAMMU, Nov 3: Member of Legislative Assembly from Inderwal, Ghulam Mohammad Saroori on Thursday launched the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) in Kahara Bhalessa to provide free LPG connections to BPL households.
Tehsildar Kahara, Executive Engineer R&B Gandoh division, Officials from Indian oil, HP gas agency, officers from PHE, CAPD, PMGSY, and local Congress leaders besides large number of locals participated in the function.
Saroori said that the move will benefit 50 thousands households living below the poverty line in Inderwal constituency and PMUY scheme provides subsidy of Rs 1,600 to the women beneficiaries, comprising security deposit of 14.2 kg cylinder, domestic pressure regulator, domestic gas consumer card and administration charges, among others.
GM Saroori gave away free LPG connections to 20 women from BPL families. The identification of BPL families is done through 2011 census.
Earlier MLA Inderwal pitched for focused and coordinated approach to overcome the problem of unemployment in the State.
“There is a need for focused attention with sound institutional arrangements and effective operational strategies for creating employment opportunities and enhancing employability”, the MLA said after inaugurating a week long training programme under Seed Capital Fund Scheme organized by Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) at Thathri area of district Doda.
The MLA Inderwal while encouraging the entrepreneurs for future endeavours advised them to foster creativity, innovation and adopt best global practices suitable to Indian scenario to enhance socio-economic and cultural development of the state.
Prominent among those Rakesh Kumar, Irshad Ahmed, Asgar Hussain Abdul Razzak, Mansoor Ahmed and dozens of entrepreneurs were present on the occasion.