PHE Minister Sham Lal Choudhary distributes 300 LPG connections under PMUY

Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Sham Lal Chaudhary today distributed over 300 LPG connections among the female beneficiaries under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) in a function held here today. The Minister while addressing the gathering said that PMUY is a major initiative to empower woman and give them a healthy environment. He said that use of LPG in households will help protect the health of the women and reduce the serious health hazards associated with cooking based on fossil fuel, reduce the number of deaths in India due to unclean cooking fuel and prevent young children from significant number of acute respiratory illnesses caused due to indoor air pollution by burning the fossil fuel. The Minister said that with Prime Minister’s initiative over 1 Crores people voluntarily gave up their LPG subsidy. The savings generated from this initiative are being utilized in providing subsidized LPG connections to the poor. Sham Lal also assured the people that all left out, remaining households under the PMUY will soon be covered in the subsequent camps to be held at panchayat level thereby ensuring cent percent coverage. He said that government is committed to ensure LPG connection reaches every single household Sham Lal also listed out various social elevation schemes launched by centre & state governments and urged the people to avail the benefits of these schemes. He stressed upon people to help disseminate information about these welfare programmes among others so that no household remains devoid of the
benefits from these welfare schemes.

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