Chief Minister Raghubar Das today said that those eligible under UJJWALA scheme has to be given free LPG connection at any cost and no lethargy will be tolerated in this work. The CM while addressing district vice chairmen and Block heads of 20 point programme in the training-cum-orientation workshop for UJJWALA Didis said here on Wednesday that all the district vice chairmen, Block heads and members of 20 point programme take a pledge to provide LPG connections to beneficiaries.
The CM said that till date more than 32 lakh beneficiaries have been given benefits of the scheme. These beneficiaries will get free second refill, he said directing the 20 point programme members to put all out efforts to make people aware of the scheme so that they can get the benefits.
Das said that on August 23, another feather will be added to the list of achievements of the Prime Minister UJJWALA scheme, when the second refill will be given free of cost to the beneficiaries of this scheme by the State government. An amount equal to the cost of gas cylinders will be sent to their account through DBT. From this day, the conference of UJJWALA Didis at the divisional level will be started in a phased manner, he added.
The CM said that the second cylinder free of cost to the beneficiaries of the Ujjwala scheme and the conference of Ujjwala Didi will be inaugurated from Chaibasa, the headquarters of the Kolhan Division. He said that after this Dumka of Santhal Pargana Division on 25 August, Hazaribag of North Chhotanagpur Division on 28 August, Palamu of Palamu Division on 31 August and Ujjwala Didi Conference in Gumla District of South Chotanagpur Division on 3 September and giving other reliefs for free.
He said that Jharkhand is the only state in the entire country where the process of selection of two Ujjwala Didis at the panchayat level has been completed. In many districts, Ujjwala Didis have also been selected at the village level. It is the responsibility of Ujjwala Didi to go to every village and make the women aware of the benefits of LPG fuel and motivate them for free gas connection under the Ujjwala scheme run by the Government. He also said that Ujjwala didi is to be made in 29 thousand villages of the State. The process of selection of these should be completed by 30 August.
Addressing the workshop, 20-point programme vice chairman Rakesh Prasad said that Jharkhand is among the top states in the country in the implementation of the Prime Minister UJJWALA scheme. Around 43 lakh beneficiaries have to be connected to this scheme here. Jharkhand has reached the final stage of achieving this goal. In June-July alone, more than 3.5 lakh gas connections have been given and this figure has reached 32 lakhs. He claimed that 100 percent target will be achieved by 30 September.
Padma Shri recipient Jamuna Tudu Principal Secretary to CM Sunil Kumar Barnwal, Food and PDS Secretary Amitabh Kaushal, Director Food Sanjay Kumar, State Coordinator of UJJWALA alongwith senior officials of oil companies, 20 point programme were present in the workshop.