On Saturday, the Officials of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MOP&NG) highlighted about Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) during a meeting in the conference hall of Longkumer Kilem, Mokokchung.
The new scheme is to be launched shortly. Under this new scheme, a female member of the household can avail LPG connection free of cost. BPL households who do not have LPG connection can avail the benefits of the scheme, however, the female member should have a bank account and adhaar linked to the bank, informed the officials.
The subsequent refills for empty cylinders will also be given at subsidized rates. The main motto of the scheme is to discourage use of firewood as fuel and to save the environment, explained the officials from Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.
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Calling upon the gathering to help spread awareness about the scheme to other parts of the district, the officials requested all to respond actively for successful implementation of PMUY in the district.The officials at the meeting included Bikram Ghosh, District Nodal Officer (Mokokchung & Tuensang districts), Ajit Sinha, IOC LPG Officer, S.B. Paul Ray, GM Oil India Ltd. and S.N Singh, GM Oil India Ltd.
Representatives from all ward union of Mokokchung town also attended the meeting besides representatives from LPG distributors and oil depots of Mokokchung.
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