Bhubaneswar: Pradhan Mantri LPG Panchayats were conducted at 100 locations in Odisha on Saturday.
Around 18000 Ujjwala beneficiaries, who are using LPG under PM Ujjwala Yojna discussed the benefits of LPG in their lives, said a statement.
Representatives from Oil Marketing Companies educated the LPG user on various aspects of the safe use of LPG through video and practical demonstration.
Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan interacted with the Ujjwala beneficiaries at 5 venues-Angul, Baripada (Mayurbhanj), Sambalpur, Berhampur (Ganjam) and Jeypore (Koraput)-through video conferencing from National Informatics Centre (NIC), Bhubaneswar.
Within a span of less than 3 years, Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana has grown leaps and bounds in Odisha taking the LPG penetration from 20% in 2014 to 68 % in Sep’2018 and transformed the lives of 34 lakhs of poor families, the statement said.
Pradhan focused on the safety aspects of LPG use and urged to use the LPG for a better lifestyle, health and women empowerment.
The Ujjwala beneficiaries expressed their gratitude to Pradhan for successful implementation of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana.