3.68 lakh LPG connections issued in J&K under Ujjwala Yojana

Around 3.68 lakh connection of LPG have been issued under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

During a meeting the J&K Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs and Tribal Affairs Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali on 23 November, 2017 informed that around 3,68,000 LPG connections have been issued in J&K under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY).

The Minister appreciated the implementation of PMUY in the state and directed the officials concerned to identify more BPL families to ensure that no eligible beneficiary is left out.

He also asked the authorities of the oil companies to ensure that every consumer got home delivery within shortest possible time.He asked for organisation of Safety clinics to promote safe use of LPG cylinder to check incidents of LPG cylinder blasts, which pose a threat to lives and property.

The Minister also asked LPG provider companies to organise awareness camps and workshops to apprise residents with precautions and safety measures in cylinder use.