PM Ujjwala Yojana – The Health Minister, Education Dr. Himanta Biswa has launched the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana in Kamrup district. He inaugurated this scheme by lighting the ceremonial light in a meeting conducted at the bank of Saraighat Sarovar, Amingaon in front of the office of the Deputy Commissioner of Kamrup (R).
Details of PM Ujjwala Yojana
The meeting was conducted under the aegis of the district administration in support with the IOCL and BPCL.
During the meeting, Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the Hon’ble PM Narendra Modi had launched this scheme at Ballia of Uttar Pradesh. He stated that the Central Government’s ambitious scheme Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) will provide benefits to about 5 crore beneficiaries in the country
According to him, the women of the BPL families will be provided LPG gas connections at an affordable rate.
Besides this, along with the LPG connection, the Union Government will pay Rs 1600, the State Government will pay Rs 1000 and the beneficiary will have to pay only Rs 625.
According to the minister, within upcoming 2 to 3 years, LP schools will also be provided LPG connection for cooking mid-day meal.
During the meeting, LPG connection card scheme and letter of the fund for infrastructure development of 14 satras of the district were distributed.
The Deputy General Manager of IOC, Mr. Saurabh Chaliha informed that now 1,15,000 beneficiaries have been selected in this scheme.
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