Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan launched the ‘Pradhan Mantri LPG Panchayat’ from Mota Ishanpur village here today and handed over free LPG connection to a beneficiary of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana.
The government has so far provided LPG connection to 8.5 crore households in less than three years as against 14 crore connections provided by the Congress government.
LPG connection has empowered women and saved lives of lakhs of women who die due to health complications arising out of use of traditional means of fuel like wood.
It also aims to connect with beneficiaries of Ujjwala Yojana to resolve issues and wrong traditional beliefs among people through officials of oil PSU NGOs, Asha workers and social workers. Under it, one lakh LPG Panchayats will be activated across the country to deal with the issue of safe use of LPG as well as discuss its various benefits on the environment, health and how it empowers women.