In order to prevent pollution and facilitate the healthy atmosphere in the families of poor people Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi two years ago, said Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas and Skill Development, Dharmendra Pradhan.
On the sidelines of inauguration of PM Ujjwala Yojana at Delhi Pradhan asked the rich families to sacrifice gas subsidy so as to enable the poor families to get gas connection. After distribution of gas connections to the house wives of poor community, Dharmendra Pradhan said that so for 9 crore people are having LPG gas connections. Out of them 3.5 crore people are the beneficiaries of PM Ujjwala Yojana.
Pradhan said that it is the objective of the Central government to give gas connections to 5 crore families by 2019. He lauded the efforts of Delhi MLA Omprakash Sharma and MP Mahesh Giri and others, in propagation of the above mentioned scheme. The programme began with singing of Vande Mataram by a visually impaired girl Aljina Qureshi. Higher officials of Indian Oil Corporation, Bharat Petroleum and others were also present on the occasion.