Dharmendra Pradhan, Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani launch Pradhan Mantri LPG Panchayat, dedicate initiative to women

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New Delhi | Published: September 23, 2017 5:08:15 PM

Union Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani today launched Pradhan Mantri LPG Panchayat at Isanpur Mota in Gandhinagar.

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Union Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani today launched Pradhan Mantri LPG Panchayat at Isanpur Mota in Gandhinagar. The union minister and the chief minister also unveiled the logo PM LPG Panchayat. Speaking at the launch, Pradhan said, “5 lakh women lose their lives due to smoke (during cooking), to save these lives we are taking this initiative.” Pradhan tweeted: “Kokilaben Parmarji is the 3rd crore beneficiary under #PMUY; Ujjwala has been changing the lives of millions of #women across the nation.” “#PMLPGPanchayat will be a platform for sharing experiences of women’s journey from bio mass to clean energy,” he wrote in a series of tweets.

CM Vijay Rupani thanked PM Narendra Modi and Dharmendra Pradhan for launching the scheme. The new scheme is a backup to the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana to distribute LPG connections among the rural areas where conventional fuel is used for domestic purposes. “Landed at Ahmedabad. Will be launching today the Pradhan Mantri LPG Panchayat : The Beginning of a Positive Change,” Pradhan posted on Twitter earlier this morning.

As per The Times of India report, the centre plans to conduct one lakh LPG panchayats across the country in the next year-and-a-half. Pradhan along with Gujarat CM Vijaybhai R. Rupani launched the first LPG panchayat at Isanpur-Mota village, Gandhinagar, confirmed state-level coordinator for the oil industry, Sanjeev Jain. Jain said that LPG panchayat will serve as an interactive platform for the inheritors of LPG cylinders under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY). Moreover, for officials, NGOs and other stakeholders, to identify the issues faced by the rural population for using LPG.

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