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Ujjwala Diwas: Oil PSUs to organise LPG Panchayats on May 1. Here’s why

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  • In addition to LPG panchayats, distribution of new connections under Ujjwala 2.0 will also be done on Ujjwala Diwas 
  • Hardeep Singh Puri has complemented the effort made by PSU OMCs in reaching the poor beneficiaries in record time 

New Delhi: To celebrate the achievements of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY), the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoPNG) has decided to celebrate May 1 as Ujjwala Diwas. “Oil marketing companies will organise more than 5,000 LPG panchayats on the occasion of Ujjwala Diwas on 1st may 2022, where apart from experience sharing, aimed at safe and sustained usage of LPG, all out efforts will be made to maximise customer enrolment,” said the ministry on Saturday. 

Ujjwala Diwas: Distribution of new connections 

In addition to LPG panchayats, distribution of new connections under Ujjwala 2.0, explaining the details of new PMUY categories and collection of KYC forms for the ongoing Ujjwala 2.0 scheme, organisation of Free Hot Plate service camps, organisation of safety clinics, facilitation of Ujjwala beneficiaries etc will also be organised, said the ministry. 

Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Hardeep Singh Puri has complemented the effort made by PSU OMCs in reaching the poor beneficiaries in record time and has wished all beneficiaries. On the occasion of Ujjwala Diwas, Minister of State (MoS) for Petroleum and Natural Gas Rameshwar Teli will be presiding over a celebration programme at Dibrugarh, Assam and will hand over connections to new Ujjwala beneficiaries. 

“Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) is a major step towards social inclusion by providing Free LPG connection to every BPL household. The scheme was launched by Hon’ble Prime Minister on 1st May 2016 at Ballia, Uttar Pradesh,” said the ministry.

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