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Parliamentary panel in Shillong to study implementation of PMUY

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SHILLONG, June 16 - A Parliamentary Standing Committee on Petroleum and Natural Gas is on a three-day visit here to study the implementation of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) and examine the setting up of a Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) bottling plant in Meghalaya.

The delegation consisting of 12 MPs is headed by the panel chairman, Prahlad Joshi, who said that they were meeting State Government officials to get first-hand information on the implementation of the PMUY in the State.

Under the PMUY, the Government is aiming to provide five crore LPG connections to BPL families to ensure the empowerment of women, especially in rural India.

The connections will be issued in the name of the women of the households and a sum of Rs 8,000 crore has been allocated for the implementation of the scheme. Identification of the BPL families is being done through the Socio-Economic Caste Census data.

The chairman of the parliamentary standing committee said that the study in Meghalaya is important because the North East remains one of the few regions where LPG penetration into households has been the lowest in the country.

Asked about the setting up of an LPG bottling plant in Meghalaya, Joshi said that discussions would be held to assess how far the project has moved.

In December 2017, an MoU was signed between the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and the State Government to set up the bottling plant. The Centre has sanctioned Rs 75 crore for the project and the State Government has been trying to acquire land for it.

Joshi added that they have already conducted similar studies in different States like Sikkim and Manipur. The team will visit Assam at the end of its study tour.

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Parliamentary panel in Shillong to study implementation of PMUY

SHILLONG, June 16 - A Parliamentary Standing Committee on Petroleum and Natural Gas is on a three-day visit here to study the implementation of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) and examine the setting up of a Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) bottling plant in Meghalaya.

The delegation consisting of 12 MPs is headed by the panel chairman, Prahlad Joshi, who said that they were meeting State Government officials to get first-hand information on the implementation of the PMUY in the State.

Under the PMUY, the Government is aiming to provide five crore LPG connections to BPL families to ensure the empowerment of women, especially in rural India.

The connections will be issued in the name of the women of the households and a sum of Rs 8,000 crore has been allocated for the implementation of the scheme. Identification of the BPL families is being done through the Socio-Economic Caste Census data.

The chairman of the parliamentary standing committee said that the study in Meghalaya is important because the North East remains one of the few regions where LPG penetration into households has been the lowest in the country.

Asked about the setting up of an LPG bottling plant in Meghalaya, Joshi said that discussions would be held to assess how far the project has moved.

In December 2017, an MoU was signed between the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and the State Government to set up the bottling plant. The Centre has sanctioned Rs 75 crore for the project and the State Government has been trying to acquire land for it.

Joshi added that they have already conducted similar studies in different States like Sikkim and Manipur. The team will visit Assam at the end of its study tour.

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