NEW DELHI: President of India, Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday said the ‘Ujjwala Yojana’ being run by the government of India is a step towards women’s empowerment.
Kovind said this while hosting an ‘LPG Panchayat’ at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Speaking on the occasion, the president said that the ‘Ujjwala Yojana’ is strengthening women’s empowerment, a Rashtrapati Bhavan spokesperson said.
He congratulated the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas for making efforts to advance social justice through health, welfare and empowerment of women, the spokesperson said.
The president said that he was confident that these panchayats will prove to be very useful.
The ‘LPG Panchayat’ was organised by the oil ministry with an aim to provide a platform for LPG consumers to interact with each other, promote mutual learning and share experiences.
Each such panchayat has about 100 LPG customers coming together, near their living areas, to discuss safe and sustainable usage of LPG, its benefits and the link between clean fuel for cooking and women’s empowerment.
The ministry intends to conduct 1 lakh such panchayats across India before March 31 next year.