In Tamilnadu, Minister of state Pon. Radhakrishnan handed over LPG connection at Nagercoil in Kanyakumari District. Mr. Pon. said “The Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana at Tamilnadu will help women in backward rural areas to lead a healthier life. The smoke and soot from firewood used for cooking in villages have been proved to be equivalent to the smoke from 400 cigarettes.”
At the launching ceremony of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, the Minister of State for Shipping and Road Transport and Highway handed over subscription vouchers for security free LPG connection to the selected 30 women beneficiaries from all the LPG companies like Indian Oil, Hindustan Petroleum, and Bharat Gas at Nagercoil, Kanyakumari District.
“it is a very significant day for the oil industry in Tamilnadu as this would mark the beginning of improving the lifestyles of rural women. Oil companies contribute significantly to the growth of the nation and the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwla Yojana is a very satisfying social benefit scheme which all of us have taken up in right earnest. The Government has a grand vision of benefitting 5000 crore rural women with this scheme which has already been launched in several parts of the country,” Executive Director (Tamilnadu & Puducherry), IndianOil & State Level Coordinator, Oil Industry, Tamilnadu said and the Union Minister said that “the 3.12 lakhs PMUY currently identified beneficiaries of oil companies in Tamilnadu would be increased to a number of 10 lakhs beneficiaries by 2018.”
During the launching ceremony L K S Chauhan, Chief General Manager (LPG), IndianOil, Tamilnadu, Shrikant Yadwadkar, Deputy General Manager, BPCL, S R Anbabhavani Kumar, Deputy General Manager, South Zone, HPCL, B L Meena, Regional Officer, NHAI and M. Muruganantham, Trustee, Chennai Port Trust Board, Chennai were present. The scheme is under PM Narendra Modi dream Sabka Sath Sabka Vikas program. This scheme will be benefitted rural areas, women, and children.