Jammu, Sep 10: Union minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan and Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Mehbooba Mufti will launch the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) in the state on September 28.
Separate functions will be organised in Srinagar and Jammu on the same day to distribute free LPG connections under the scheme among the BPL women beneficiaries of the state, said minister for Consumer Affairs Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali.
Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana is a welfare scheme launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi this year with an aim to provide 5 crore LPG connections in the name of women for BPL households across the country.
Ali has directed the representatives of oil companies and asked them to expedite the process of identifying real beneficiaries in tandem with district administration and to complete all formalities in time so that they can receive the LPG connection documents on the launching ceremony.
He also asked the companies to meet the set target of one lakh connections to the beneficiaries of the state in first phase. Ali also reviewed the process of shifting of oil depot from Jammu city and directed the concerned officials to expedite the process and asked them to appoint a nodal officer to coordinate with oil companies.