Gram Swaraj Abhiyan on Ambedkar Jayanti
The Prime Minister has announced that on the occasion of Ambedkar Jayanti a “Gram Swaraj Abhiyan” would be organised starting from 14th April to 5th May, 2018. This Abhiyan is being undertaken for reaching out to poor households, spreading awareness about government welfare schemes and other people centric initiatives.
As a special initiative during the Gram Swaraj Abhiyan, universal coverage under seven welfare programmes including Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) in 21058 identified villages with large number of underprivileged households across the country has been contemplated. Highest importance is given to saturate these villages with the benefits of seven welfare programmes.
Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan held a video conference with all State Heads of LPG representing three Oil Marketing Companies (OMC) and discussed about preparations undertaken for universal coverage of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana in the identified villages during the campaign period. OMCs have informed that nearly 15000 LPG Panchayats will be organised on 20th April 2018 as a part of Gram Swaraj Abhiyaan and 15 lakhs LPG connections will be released Under PMUY on the same day to celebrate the Ujjwala Diwas’.
Shri Pradhan further directed the OMC officials to saturate the identified villages with 100% LPG coverage on a mission mode and directed the senior officials of the Ministry and Oil PSUs to visit the identified villages to interact with the beneficiaries.