LPG Panchayat celebrated in Valley

Published at April 21, 2018 01:59 AM 0Comment(s)2190views

1900 PMUY connections released in Srinagar 

Rising Kashmir News

LPG Panchayat was Friday organised by HPCL with support from M/s Jay Kay Gas Agency at many places in Valley. LPG Panchayat is celebrated pan-India as Ujjwala Diwas under the aegis of the Gram Swaraj Abhiyan.
It was successfully organized at Tregam, Khimber, Umarhair, Beerwah, Botakadal, Batapora, Buchoo, Sangam, Chadoora, Bakoora, Padshah Bagh, Hamray.
The occasion also marked the release of 1900 PMUY connections in Srinagar.
Director Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas Vijay Sharma also participated in the event and addressed the gathering of 500 mostly of women.
He highlighted the importance of usage of clean cooking fuel with regard to health, economic, safety, environment benefits.
By creating a special observation day, MoPNG through its PSU Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) successfully promoted amongst the rural consumers, the safe and sustained use of LPG through peer group interactions on a large scale.
The Ujjwala Diwas also aimed enhanced target of enrolling 8 crore LPG beneficiaries and the Panchayats provided new LPG connections to eligible beneficiaries.
Under the guidance of the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, 15000 LPG Panchayats were organized throughout the country where apart from experience sharing, aimed at safe and sustained usage of LPG, all out efforts were also made to maximize customer enrolment. Each Panchayat had targeted participation by 500 women with a goal of enrolling at least 100 new LPG beneficiaries. Safety Literature (Safety Instruction and Insurance cards were also distributed during the Panchayat session.
In Srinagar, rural LPG penetration is about 95 % while urban reach is 100%. It is expected that through the LPG Panchayat platform, it will be possible to reach the target LPG penetration of 100%.
The event created awareness about the safety and utility of LPG, health benefits of using clean fuels as well informed the women participants about the details of expanded PMUY categories.
Enthused by its success, plans are being firmed up to hold similar LPG Panchayats every month at different centers in the district.



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