‘J&K takes lead in Pradhan Mantri Ujwala Yojana implementation’

Minister distributes 510 free gas connections

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Rajouri, Publish Date: Jan 14 2018 1:09AM | Updated Date: Jan 14 2018 1:09AM
‘J&K takes lead in Pradhan Mantri Ujwala Yojana implementation’

Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs  Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali today said that Jammu and Kashmir has taken the lead over rest of the states in the country in implementation of Pradhan Mantri Ujwala Yojana with 75 percent target achievement. 

He informed that of the 4.90 lakh total eligible applicants, the government has provided free LPG gas connections to 3.70 lakh BPL households in the state.

The minister was speaking at a function organized by Indane Gas Agenncy Budhal for distribution of free gas connections at koteranka.  As many as 510 gas connections were distributed.  

The females from BPL households were provided with sets of chulha, cylinder, gas pipe, regulator and safety manual.

While deliberating on PMUY, the minister, according to an official statement, said the scheme was launched with a declared aim to safeguard the health of women and children by providing them with clean cooking fuel – LPG. 

He said the government is endeavouring to remove the dependence on firewood, coal, dung-cakes, etc., as primary source of cooking fuel because smoke from burning such fuels causes alarming household pollution and adversely affects the health of women and children causing several respiratory diseases/disorders.

Referring to a WHO report the minister expressed concerns that smoke inhaled by women from unclean fuel is equivalent to burning 400 cigarettes in an hour and causes death of 5 Lakh children and females across the country every year. 

He said the cent percent implementation of scheme will not only save many precious lives of females and children but relieve them from the drudgery of collecting firewood.  

 “In district Rajouri, free gas connections are provided to 22597 of total 25000 identified households as per socio-economic census of 201. A supplementary list of left out BPL households shall be provided by the district administration for coverage under the scheme,” the minister said.

While advising the beneficiaries to take utmost precautions and safety measures in utilizing  gas for cooking purposes the minister also informed that in case of any mishap there is inbuilt insurance cover of  6 lakh for death, 2 lakh for house damage and medical claim up to 30 lakh for treatment of injuries.    

Present on the occasion were DDC Dr. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, ADDC A S Chib, SSP Yougal Manhas, Dy. Legal Controller Manoj Prabhakar, ExEn PHE Nisar Khan, ExEn PDD Munshi Khan, tehsildar Mohd Rafiq, BDO Imtiaz Ahmad, DIO Mohammad Shafait, AD FCS & CA Javaid Iqbal besides other officers of sub-divisional administration.

 

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