On Saturday, the Union Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan has launched Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana Assam (PMUY). Dharmendra Pradhan said that the Centre will give a support of Rs 1,600 per connection within March, 2019 and Assam government will also provide Rs 1,000 per PMUY connection to the beneficiaries, which shall make LPG connection more affordable.
The PMUY was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 1 May, 2016 in Ballia, Uttar Pradesh. Under this scheme, the target is to deliver 5 crore LPG connections to the BPL families and those will be issued in the name of women of the families. But the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana Assam was delayed in Assam due to the certain technical reasons and the Aadhar was mandatory to avail the benefits of the scheme.
According to the scheme, about 90 percent of BPL families who do not have LPG connection would be covered under PMUY and other government schemes within March, 2019.
Besides, the minister has decided to develop North East with an exhaustive plan at par with the rest of the country under “2030: Vision Document (Petroleum Sector)”.
In this regard, the Chief Minister Sonowal said that the LPG connection would not only help the poor, but also give them a life of dignity.
The Central government has released over Rs 7,000 crore so far in oil royalty during the past 11 months and the state government has received around
He thanked the Centre for releasing over Rs 7,000 crore so far in oil royalty during the past 11 months after BJP came to power in the state. Rs 6,300 crore investment in last 11 months, which would provide direct and indirect employment to around 80,000 people.
The state has received around Rs 6,300 crore investment in last 11 months which would provide direct and indirect employment to around 80,000 people, Sonowal said.
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