Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday handed over the 6 croreth LPG connection under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) in New Delhi.
Jasmina Khatoon, a resident of Shivpark in Khanpur area of the national capital received the symbolic cooking gas connection. Many other beneficiaries were also provided with the connection under the scheme.
Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan was present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, the Vice President said that PMUY endeavours to fulfil the dream of the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi to benefit the poor persons, the persons in the last row of the society.
The Vice President acknowledged the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and guidance of Dharmendra Pradhan.
Naidu said that Indian economy is striving fast to become 3rd largest economy of the world, and the schemes like PMUY deal with the social aspect of the growth story, by its inclusiveness.
He congratulated all the stakeholders in achieving the target, well before the schedule.
On his part, Dharmendra Pradhan said that in the fifty years since the launch of LPG, only 13 crore connections were provided while in the last 54 months, almost similar number of connections have been provided by this government.
He said that the PMUY has been hailed by the international organizations and developed countries while it has set an example for the developing countries of the world.
Modi’s Government launched PMUY in May, 2016.
PMUY implementation has been appreciated by the World Health Organization (WHO) and termed it as a decisive intervention to check the indoor health pollution being faced by the women of the country.