In a meeting with district nodal officers (DNOs) of eastern and north-eastern states — appointed for smooth implementation of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY), Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Petroleum & Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan noted that a total of 23 lakhs connections have been issued so far under PMUY.
The meeting that was organised on July 30th — the 90thday after launch of the PMUY scheme, saw participation of nearly 250 DNOs, senior officials of the ministry and Oil Marketing Companies was the first such meeting providing an opportunity for experience sharing by DNOs in implementing Prime Minister’s ambitious Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) under which LPG connections are given to women of BPL Households. The PMUY was launched on 1st May at Ballia, Uttar Pradesh.
A large number of DNOs shared their experiences in implementing the scheme which included massive communication strategy to educate prospective beneficiaries, enrolment of beneficiaries, strengthening of infrastructure and coordination with elected representatives & local administration.
DNOs also highlighted the steps taken by them to educate beneficiaries on safety measures and insurance cover available. A few DNOs highlighted the difficulties faced in the field.
Pradhan appreciated the enormous enthusiasm & commitment shown by each DNO, being foot soldier of Hon’ble PM’s vision to bring qualitative change in the lives of millions of women. He emphasised that DNOs to be more vigilant on involvement of any middle man and directed to reach out to every beneficiary. He further stressed on the need of ensuring quality services to all LPG consumers.
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