JAMMU: Speaker J&K Legislative Assembly, Kavinder Gupta Tuesday distributed free gas connections to BPL female beneficiaries under the Scheme Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) here at Bawe.
Speaking on the occasion, Speaker said that the government has already distributed 2500 connections in Gandhi Nagar. He said that the launch of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) is a major initiative taken to improve the living standard of Below Poverty Line (BPL) families by empowering their female folk.
He said that this scheme will protect the health of women and children by reducing the serious respiratory diseases caused by the smoke of fire wood while cooking and also helps to decline the 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 the deserving people at the grassroots level.
Kavinder said there is a huge population living in far off villages of the State and some in cities itself, who due to poverty, are still forced to use the 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 the people to avail benefits of these schemes. He stressed upon the people to help disseminate information about these welfare programmes among others so that no household remains devoid of their benefits.