JAMMU, SEP 12: Speaker J&K Legislative Assembly, Kavinder Gupta today distributed free gas connections to BPL female beneficiaries under the Scheme Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) here at Bahu Fort area.
Speaking on the occasion, Speaker said that the Government has already distributed 2500 connections in Gandhi Nagar area. He said that the launch of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) is a major initiative taken to improve living standard of Below Poverty Line (BPL) families by empowering their female folk.
He said that the scheme will protect health of women and children by reducing serious respiratory diseases caused by smoke of fire-wood while cooking besides declining death rate in the country due to unclean cooking fuel. He issued instructions to concerned authorities to ensure that the benefit of the scheme reaches to deserving people at grass-root level.
Kavinder said that there is a huge population living in far-off villages of the State and some even in cities, who due to poverty, are still forced to use orthodox forms of fuel.
The Speaker also assured that people who could not get enlisted in the present list would soon be covered. He said that the Government is committed to ensure that LPG connection reaches every single household.
Kavinder Gupta also listed out various social welfare schemes launched by Centre and State Governments and urged people to avail benefits of the same. He stressed upon the people to help disseminate information about these welfare programmes among others, so that no household remains devoid of their benefits.