20,000 consumers join PAHAL in Shopian

SRINAGAR: Of 34,061 LPG consumers in the south Kashmir’s Shopian district, about 20,000 have completed the formalities, under PAHAL-Direct Benefits Transfer for LPG (DBTL) scheme.
The information was shared during a review meeting convened by the District Development Commissioner (DDC) Shopian Thursday, an official handout issued here said.
In the meeting, the Assistant Director CA&PD was directed to sensitise the general public about the scheme and ensure that all the consumers are covered under the scheme, it added.
The DDC also directed the concerned departments to disseminate awareness about the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana for Financial Inclusion to ensure access to financial services in a hassle free manner, it said.
The Social Welfare Department was directed to ensure opening of the accounts of all the students who are availing scholarship under various schemes of the department, “so that the said amount is directly credited to their accounts,” it added.
The Education department was also asked to ensure opening of the accounts for providing the scholarships to the students of Gujjar and Bakerwal Community, it added.
The DDC also directed the Lead District Manager to pass the instructions to the concerned bank branches in the district for facilitating hassle free opening of the accounts by the LPG consumers and students, it said.