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Free gas cylinder supply under Ujjwala yojana helps poor tide over the lockdown period

Posted On: 15 APR 2020 4:58PM by PIB Mumbai

Mumbai: 15 April 2020

 

Total 1.39 crore cylinders have been booked under this Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana scheme so far and 97.8 Lakh free cylinders already delivered to beneficiaries.  The delivery of cylinders is taking place unhindered during the lock down period.

As part of the Rs 1.72 crore relief package announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to deal with the economic impact of the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of corona virus. 

Savitri Shivkumar Dikshit, a resident of district Akola says the decision to give 3 gas cylinders free and also 5 kg of foodgrains per month go a long way in mitigating the hardship of poor in rural areas. Such moves would help people to stay at home and make lockdown a success.

Ensuring food security, direct cash transfer, free supply of gas cylinders, pension for women, elderly and disabled (Divyang) are some of the key measures announced by the Government for the benefit of poor and the marginalized, to cope up during the lock down period.

 

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