Make Ujjwala Scheme hassle-free for marginal communities: Veeri

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Minister for Public Works and Parliamentary affairs Abdul Rehman Veeri today asked the officials and dealers to make the whole process of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana hassle free for the benefit of the marginal communities.
He was speaking at a review meeting of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojna in the Anantnag district.
The meeting was attended by District Development Commissioner Anantnag Syed Abid Rashid Shah, Additional Deputy Commissioner Anantnag and dealers of oil companies in the district.
Veeri issued strict directions to the officers to issue free cooking gas connections to the deserving ones only in the district.
He asked the officers to ensure that LPG connections reach to the Below Poverty Line (BPL) households which have been aimed at the scheme.
Veeri said that providing LPG connections to BPL households will ensure universal coverage of cooking gas in the country. He said that these measures will empower women and protect their health that were depended on fire wood.
The DDC assured the Minister that accountability will be maintained at all the levels of distribution.
The Minister asked the officers to use different agencies for the scrutiny of the distributing list.
The dealers assured the Minister cooperation in ensuring that only deserving ones will get the free cooking gas connections.

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