Kolkata, July 30 (IANS) Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday said 23 lakh liquified petroleum gas (LPG) connections were given to below poverty line women households since the launch of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana.
The minister on Saturday held a meeting with nearly 250 district nodal officials in eastern and north-eastern states to study the implementation status of the scheme launched on May 1 at Ballia in Uttar Pradesh.
“It was first such meeting providing an opportunity for experience sharing by DNOs in implementing PMUY under which LPG connections are given to women of BPL households,” a statement said.
He asked the nodal officials to be more vigilant on involvement of any middle man and directed to reach out to every beneficiary.
Pradhan further stressed on the need of ensuring quality services to all LPG consumers.