LPG Scheme Assam: – In an event held at the Khanapara Veterinary College ground, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonawal launched the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana in Kamrup (Metro) district.
The LPG Scheme Assam would cover about 30,000 families in Kamrup (Metro) district and in ceremony 10 beneficiaries were provided LPG connections.
In launching, ceremony Chief Minister said that for the development of the rural women who are in below poverty line (BPL), the Central and State governments have been taken many steps.
He also said,“The Ujjwala Yojana is one such pet programme of Prime Minister Narendra Modi which has enabled many rural women to get access to free LPG connection, besides helping them to go forward in life.”
Chief Minister said the scheme will help the poor women and her child to live in healthy life with cooking smoke.
He also added, “A major chunk of the families in India are used to the conventional mode of cooking, using the hazardous firewood which creates unhealthy surroundings, especially for children and women. Now the time has changed as all the BPL families are entitled to get access to the Ujjwala scheme, which is a step towards clean fuel, clean environment and disease-free health.”
The chief minister also said that a lot of time and energy of women of the rural areas consume in finding firewood for their cooking needs. The women of rural areas also suffer because of the unhealthy environments mainly smoke emanating from the fire.
About the current situation of floods in the state, he said that the government is taking steps to provides relief materials and taking rescue operation to protect the people. He said the government ensuring proper arrangement for flood affected.
The Chief Minister also directed the deputy commissioners of all the district to release the exgratia for flood- affected people within 12 hours and undertake prompt action to the fight the menace.
In the event the Minister of Food and Civil supplies Rihon Daimary, Lok Sabha MP Bijoya Chakravarty, MLA Atul Bora, Siddhartha Bhattacharya, Reminder Narayan Kalita and Ashok Sarma, GMC Mayor Mrigen Saranja, top oil company officials and other dignitaries were present.