As many as 70,000 additional LPG connections will be provided to eligible beneficiaries under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) in the State on Ujjwala Diwas on Friday. The Ujjwala Diwas, part of Gram Swaraj Abhiyan, being organised from April 14 to May 5 aims at promoting the enhanced target of enrolling eight crore beneficiaries through 15,000 LPG panchayats in the country.
Chief General Manager of Indian Oil and State Coordinator of Oil Industry Pritish Bharat said 667 Ujjwala panchayats will be organised across the State as part of the programme. “The LPG panchayats have been planned to promote safe and sustained use of LPG among rural consumers through peer group interactions on a large scale. It would maximise customer enrollment. Safety literature (instruction and insurance cards) will also be distributed during the panchayat sessions,” he said.