The central government of India launched an ambitious scheme Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) on 1 May 2016.
The Lt. Governor, Prof. Jagdish Mukhi launched Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) in Andmand & Nicobar Island today.
Under this scheme 5 crore LPG connections will be provided to the women of BPL families with a support of Rs 1600 per connection in the next three years.
Lt. Governor stated that the PMUY scheme is aimed to replace the unclean cooking fuels mostly used in the rural areas.
On this occasion he said that all the schemes launched by the prime minister are beneficial to the poor families and Below Poverty Line (BPL) families.
He also said that Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) scheme is aimed at empowering women and protecting their health.
He urged to the GM of Indian Oil Corporation that there are 98262 families out of which 77363 are LPG connection holders. He said that no family will be there in the state without LPG conection by May 2018.
The Lt. Governor urged to the Indian Oil Corporation officials to to take some safety measures while implementing this scheme in the Island.
He urged the IOC to cover all the beneficiaries and these families will be covered under PMUY.
The Lt. Governor concluded his speech by saying that this scheme will bring prosperity to the BPL families.
This scheme will bring a phenomenal change in the lives of the women who have been sacrificing their lives by using firewood.
The IOC should ensure the safety of the family while providing connections. The IOC must depute their employees to provide the training to the families about how to use the LPG.
The IOC also ensures that no middleman creeps into the process to take undue benefit.
On this occasion, 15 connections were handed over to the beneficiaries under this scheme.
500 new LPG connections will be issued by the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC).