Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan on 23rd Sept 2017 launched the 'Pradhan Mantri LPG Panchayat' from Mota Ishanpur village and handed over free LPG connection to a beneficiary of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana.
Addressing the public, the Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister said his government has so far provided LPG connection to 8.5 crore households in less than three years as against 14 crore connections provided by the Congress government.
Pradhan Mantri LPG Panchayat will aim at spreading awareness among the LPG users about how to properly use the clean fuel and its many benefits.
One lakh LPG Panchayat (to be held across the country) will deal with the issue of safe use of LPG as well as its various benefits, like environment, health, and how it empowers women.
About 40 per cent of Ujjwala Yojana beneficiaries in Gujarat are tribals and Dalits.
The ministry also increased LPG distribution centres, with 106 new distribution centres added in the last one and half years in Gujarat alone.LPG Panchayat: Know More
- LPG Panchayat will serve as an interactive platform between those who received LPG cylinders under PMUY, officials, LPG distributors and NGOs.
- In one panchayat, around 100 LPG customers of nearby areas will share their experiences with each others. They can also share their problems and suggestions.
- The panchayats will also include safe practices, quality of service provided by distributors and availability of refill cylinders.