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Pradhan All Praises For OMCs Role In Execution Of Ujjwala

PW Bureau

Eyeing upon 2019 elections Petroleum and natural gas minister speaks upon expansion of the scope of eligible beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) to include all poor families New Delhi: Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan has interacted with the Chairman/CMDs and Senior Management of Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) through video conference on the Cabinet decision of the Government to expand the scope of eligible beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) to include all poor families in the country to achieve the universal coverage.

Ujjwala to be made a country-wide plan

Pradhan appreciated the efforts and proactive role of OMC officials in successfully implementing the Ujjwala scheme with full commitment and dedication. Under PMUY, 5.86 Cr connections have been released so far. He also expressed satisfaction to the fact that 48% of the PMUY beneficiaries are SC/ ST households. Thanking the OMCs for expanding LPG coverage in India from 55% in 2014 to near 90% now he termed it a historic achievement.

It is imprtant to note here that Ujjwala Yojna reportedly proved to be a game changer for BJP during 2017 Up elections in which the party secured more than 2/3rd majority.

Pradhan advised OMCs to disseminate the decision to extend the benefits of PMUY to all poor families at ground level and also prepare a detailed road map for its time bound implementation. They were asked to mobilize required equipment to release connections to PMUY beneficiaries in a mission mode. It is imprtant to note here that Ujjwala Yojna reportedly proved to be a game changer for BJP during 2017 Up elections in which the party secured more than 2/3rd majority.