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Prez Mukherjee to distribute 2.5 croreth LPG connection under PMUY

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The 2.5 croreth LPG connection under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojna (PMUY) will be distributed by President on Saturday in West Bengal.

The President would be distributing the LPG connections to (BPL) beneficiaries in his former Constituency Jangipur.

Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of State (Independent Charge), Petroleum and Natural Gas and Abhijeet Mukherjee, MP from Jangipur, will also be present on the occasion. Abhijeet won the Jangipur constituency twice after his father became the president in 2012.

This programme is part of Prime Minister Modi's mission to provide "clean fuel better life" to all the BPL families.

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala is an ambitious social welfare scheme of Prime Minister Modi-led launched on May 1, 2016 from Ballia in Uttar Pradesh.

Under this scheme, the aims to provide LPG connections to BPL households in the country. The scheme is aimed at replacing the unclean cooking fuels mostly used in the rural India with the clean and more efficient LPG.

The has set a target of five crore LPG connections to be distributed to the BPL households across the country under the scheme.

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First Published: Sat, July 15 2017. 04:39 IST