Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana: Dr Sehrish calls for saturating eligible left-out beneficiaries in Baramulla

Baramulla: With an ambitious aim of saturating uncovered families under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Baramulla, Dr. Syed Sehrish Asgar today chaired a meeting at her office chamber to discuss the cases for grant to support LPG connections besides providing other subsidies to eligible left out women under the said scheme.

Pertinent to mention that Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) was launched by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MOPNG) in May 2016 with an aim to provide free LPG connections to low-income families across the country. This flagship program was to supply rural and poor homes with clean cooking fuel, primarily LPG.

At the outset, the DC was given a comprehensive overview of the current PMUY application seeding process along with the robust checks and balances and other measures implemented to prevent the issuance of multiple connections to the same applicant/household.

On the occasion, the DC asked the representative of Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) to release the connections based on the prescribed format. She also stressed that the District Ujjwala Committee (DUC) will periodically review the process and examine sample cleared KYCs on a random basis whenever deemed necessary.

Dr Sehrish also exhorted upon the heads of various educational, health and other institutions to submit a detailed list of the eligible beneficiaries under their control so that they avail all the benefits as envisaged under the said scheme.

While discussing the focus/ target group of the scheme, the DC advised for its wide publicity through distributors located in far flung areas of the district so that the beneficiaries are benefitted under the said scheme.

Further, the DC directed to organize awareness programmes at village level also to educate the eligible applicants about the supporting documents required for availing the benefit of the scheme and to protect the unsuspecting beneficiaries from exploitation of vested interest people.

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