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'Ujjwala Yojana' a step towards women's empowerment: Prez

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today said the 'Ujjwala Yojana' being run by the government is a step towards women's empowerment.

Kovind said this while hosting an 'LPG Panchayat' at the

Speaking on the occasion, the said that the 'Ujjwala Yojana' is strengthening women's empowerment, a said.

He congratulated the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas for making efforts to advance social justice through health, welfare and empowerment of women, the said.

The said that he was confident that these panchayats will prove to be very useful.

The 'LPG Panchayat' was organised by the Oil ministry with an aim to provide a platform for LPG consumers to interact with each other, promote mutual learning and share experiences.

Each such panchayat has about 100 LPG customers coming together, near their living areas, to discuss safe and sustainable usage of LPG, its benefits and the link between clean fuel for cooking and women's empowerment.

The ministry intends to conduct 1 lakh such panchayats across before March 31 next year.

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First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 17:15 IST