Kathua: During the second leg of his three days extensive tour of Billawar, Speaker Legislative Assembly, Nirmal Singh on Monday distributed free LPG connections among beneficiaries under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY).
Addressing a huge gathering of rural womenfolk, Nirmal Singh said that women comprise approximately 50 percent of our total population but their problem of dealing with smoke while cooking food using stove and other traditional bio mass fuels was realised by PM Narendra Modi who envisaged this scheme to provide clean fuel to rural women which will help reduce health hazards caused due to cooking based on fossil fuel.
Singh also called for proper dissemination of information among the poor and villagers regarding various central and state sponsored welfare schemes so that they can reap timely benefits from these schemes
Later, the Speaker inaugurated a Community Hall at village Mandli which was constructed by the Department of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj at an estimated cost of Rs. 11.50 Lakhs from MLA CDF and MGNREGA.
After inaugurating the community hall, Singh said that work is under progress for construction of CFC at Ramkote and Mela that will be completed very soon at an estimated cost of Rs. 1 crore to create durable asset for rural people thus meeting their long pending demand.
He also said that in the past three and half years, 40 public grievance redressal camps were organised to resolve grievances of people at their doors and the credit for organising such camps goes to the administration that worked diligently to make these camps successful.