Three lakhs poor to get free LPG connections

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As many as 3 lakh poor living Below Poverty Line especially the widow and destitutes would be given free LPG connections along with a gas oven each in J&K state . And as many as 1.65 lac rich persons have for-gone their subsidized LPG connections in J&K. This was revealed to this correspondent by the BJP, State general Secretary ,Ashok Koul on the sidelines of a meeting with his party workers in Ramban today.
He said that he has asked his party workers and leaders in the Ramban district to identify, verify and help every deserving lady in each Panchayat and the ward of the town in their respective areas who could be given an LPG connection besides a LPG oven according to an already prepared list which shall be provided to them shortly.
He informed that since the beginning of the nationwide scheme in the country and the clarion call of the PM, Narinder Modi as many as 1.50 crore rich or undeserving persons have voluntarily forgone or surrendered
their subsidised LPG connection in the country.
He said that he has asked his party workers and leaders to motivate such undeserving persons in their respective areas to follow them and forego their LPG subsidy so that the more and more poor deserving persons could avail the subsidy benefit.
He informed that the cost of LPG cylinder and the oven would be deducted by not granting them any subsidy for some initial months and once the cost of LPG cylinder and the oven is charged the subsidy would start accruing
to their bank accounts linked to their Adhaar cards. During his tour he also discussed the issue of identifying a land for the construction of a BJP party office complex at the district headquarter besides discussing other party matters.

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