PMUY to be launched in JK on Sept 28
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PMUY to be launched in JK on Sept 28

Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA), Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali today said that Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan and Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti will launch the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) in the state on September 28.

Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA), Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali today said that Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan and Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti will launch the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) in the state on September 28.

Separate functions will be organized in Srinagar and Jammu on same day to distribute free LPG connections under the scheme among the BPL women beneficiaries of the state.

This was informed by the Minister while chairing a review meeting with the representatives of oil companies here today.

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana is a welfare scheme of Government of India launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi this year with an aim to provide 5 Crore LPG connections in the name of women from BPL households across the country.

Directing the representatives of oil companies, the Minister asked them to expedite the process of identifying real beneficiaries in tendem with district administration and complete all formalities in time so that they can receive the LPG connection documents on the launching ceremony. The Minister also asked the oil companies to meet the set target of 1 lakh connections to the beneficiaries of the state in Phase-I.

Zulfkar also reviewed the process of shifting of oil depot from Jammu city and directed the concerned to expedite the process and asked Director FCS&CA Jammu G S Chib to appoint a nodal officer to coordinate with oil companies in this regard.

While reviewing the home delivery system of LPG to the consumers, the Minister asked them to ensure effective system of delivery and instructed to stop point delivery system in municipal limits. He asked all the Assistant Directors of the department to get the consolidated rates and locations approved by the District Magistrate and notified by Director FCS.

The Minister asked them to pace up the works of seeding Aadhar card with bank account numbers and to hold special awareness camps for the consumers so that the subsidy amount will be directly transferred into their accounts.

He directed the oil companies to clear the formalities for opening up of new petrol pumps and LPG agencies with strict adherence to the safety norms.

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