Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, CM Sarbananda Sonowal launch PM Ujjwala Yojana in Assam

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Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, CM Sarbananda Sonowal launch PM Ujjwala Yojana in Assam

May 13 (NL Web Desk): Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal launched the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) for BPL families of Assam at a programme in Dibrugarh district today.
The scheme has been launched with a view to safeguarding the health of women and children by providing them with LPG connections so that they don’t have to compromise with their health in smoky kitchens or wander in unsafe areas collecting firewood.
While Chief Minister Sonowal claimed the scheme will help the poor lead a life with dignity, Union Minister Pradhan said the central government will provide five crore LPG connections to BPL families in the country with a support of Rs 1600 per connection within March, 2019.
“The LPG connection will not only help the poor, but will also give them a life of dignity,” Sonowal said adding that the central government and State government’s primary focus has been the welfare of the poor.
“The central government will provide 5 crore LPG connections to BPL families in the country with a support of Rs 1600 per connection within March, 2019 while the Assam Government will also provide Rs 1000 per PMUY connection to the beneficiaries, which shall make LPG connection more affordable” Pradhan said.
The Union Minister further said ONGC and other oil companies will also carry out activities for beautification of historical towns like Dibrugarh, Sivasagar etc. OIL will invest Rs 25 crore for the development of Kamakhya Temple, Pradhan added.
The Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 1, 2016, in Ballia, Uttar Pradesh and in the course of a year over 2.20 crore LPG connections were issued under the scheme.
Union Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain, State Food & Civil Supplies Minister Rihon Daimary, MPs Rameswar Teli and Kamakhya Prasad Tasa, MLAs Prashanta Phukan, Binod Hazarika, Teros Gowala, Bimal Bora, Rituparna Baruah, Naren Sonowal, Chakradhar Gogoi, Sanjay Kishan, Suren Phukan and Bolin Chetia were also present in scheme launch function.

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