JAMMU, July 20: BJP general secretary Yudhvir Sethi today distributed LPG connections among women of some poor families under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY), in Purani Mandi area.
Speaking on the occasion, Yudhvir said that these LPG connections will ease the sufferings of beneficiaries who were till date using stoves or fire fuel for cooking. He said after distributing over seven crore LPG connections under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) the Centre had achieved the target within 34 months of the scheme’s launch. “This could become possible because a complete transparent and effective Government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was functioning since past six years,” he added.
The BJP leader said nearly 69 000 connections were released per day. With this, he said there is a huge jump in the LPG coverage in the country, which have gone up from 55 per cent in 2014 to 93 per cent in 2019. As per the recent data, 82 per cent PMUY beneficiaries are going for refilling their cylinders and average refilling is about 6.5 cylinders per beneficiary, he informed.
Briefing about PMUY scheme to the gathering, Yudhvir said that under the scheme, deposit-free LPG connection is being provided to a poor household and the connection is released in the name of an adult woman member of the household. He urged party workers to ensure that deserving people seek maximum benefit of this scheme besides that of Aayushmaan Bharat where free medical aid is provided to the patient.
Among others present on the occasion were Corporator Anil Masoom, Ramesh Sharma, Kartar, Ravi and others.