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Union PNG Minister talks to nodal officers on Ujjwala Yojna

New Delhi, July 30: Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister (PNG) Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday convened a meeting with all District Nodal Officers (DNOs) of eastern States and north eastern States for successful implementation of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojna (PMUY) under which LPG connections are given to women of BPL households.

Nearly 250 DNOs, senior officials of Ministry and Oil Marketing Companies attended the meeting.

The DNO meet was first such meeting organised to provide an opportunity for experience sharing by DNOs in implementing the scheme.

The DNOs shared their experiences in implementing the scheme which included massive communication strategy to educate prospective beneficiaries, enrolment of beneficiaries, strengthening of infrastructure and coordination with elected representatives and local administration.
DNOs also highlighted the steps taken by them to educate beneficiaries on safety measures and insurance cover available. A few DNOs highlighted the difficulties faced in the field.

The Union Minister asked the DNOs to be more vigilant on involvement of any middle man and directed to reach out to every beneficiary. He further stressed on the need of ensuring quality services to all LPG consumers.

The Minister directed all DNOs to organise distribution melas from August 15 involving freedom fighters to mark the 70th Independence Day.

The Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojna was launched on May 1. A total of 23 lakh connections have been issued so far under PMUY.

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