Bhubaneswar, 09/07/2016 ( Odisha Samachar )- Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) was launched by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on May 1st, 2016 in Ballia, Uttar Pradesh and in Odisha by Shri Jual Oram, Hon’ble Minister for Tribal Affairs in the presence of Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble MOS (I/C), Petroleum & Natural gas on 20.06.2016 at Sambalpur.
It has been proposed that in order to give wide publicity to the scheme Block Level programs will be conducted at all the blocks in the state of Odisha. During the program , women from the vicinity of the block will be released LPG connections under the in the august presence of public representatives and distinguished personalities of the area. The block wise programs of publicity and awareness drive will commence from 11.07.2016 and will cover all the blocks by 31.08.2016. Thereafter it is proposed to create awareness at Villages / Gram Panchayats of the same.OMC officials will conduct the awareness and mass contact program in the state of Odisha.
Addressing the Electronic & Print Media on 09.06.2016, Sri Pritish Bharat, General Manager-IOC & State Level Coordinator(OIL Industry)- Odisha in the presence of Sri G Swaminathan, Chief LPG Manager , IOC and State Nodal Officer for this program and other Senior Oil Company Officials conveyed that 11281 number of LPG Connections have been released by the Oil Marketing Companies to esteemed customers under this scheme..
Apart from the same there are 115000 applications for which Know Your Customer have been filled out of which, 74000 are ready for release of LPG Connections under the scheme by Oil Marketing Companies
In order to reach the rural population in the state , it is proposed to replicate the mass contact and awareness program to Gram Panchayats and Villages.