KOKRAJHAR, April 13: The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoPNG) has decided to celebrate April 20 as Ujjwala Divas as a part of the Gram Swaraj Abhiyan on April 18. In Kokrajhar, 10 LPG panchayats will be held in different villages. Briefing media persons in Kokrajhar, Bikash Kumar Mahanta, District Nodal Officer, PMUY, Kokrajhar district, said that 15,000 LPG Panchayats would be organized across the country to promote learning through peer group interaction on Ujjawala Divas under the aegis of gram Swaraj Abhiyan. Each panchayat will target participation of 500 women with a goal of enrolling at least 100 new LPG beneficiaries. One LPG panchayat will be organized by each LPG distributor in his/her area of responsibility. Safety instruction and insurance cards will also be distributed during the panchayat session.
He said by creating a special observation day, the MoPNG, through its PSU Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs), intended to promote amongst rural consumers, safe and sustained use of LPG through peer group interactions on a large scale. To mark the Ujjwala Divas, distribution of new connection to beneficiaries, explaining the details of expanded PMUY categories and collection of KYC forms for expanded categories of Ujjwala will be undertaken. The Ujjwala Divas will also promote the enhanced target of enrolling 8 crore LPG beneficiaries and connections will be provided to eligible beneficiaries on that day during the LPG panchayat.