UDALGURI, July 30 - A safety clinic and LPG distribution programme under the Prandhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) was organised by Odichi Indane Gram Vitarak here in Borengajuli Satra at Dimakuchi of Udalguri district on Sunday.
The event inaugurated by social worker Hari Narayan Baruah was chaired by the proprietor of the agency, Jousrang Boro. Speaking on the occasion, Baruah appealed to the public, especially the womenfolk to take up LPG connections and give up traditional use of cooking and, in turn, curb air pollution and environment degradation. He also briefed the gathering on the health and environmental benefits of using LPG cylinders.
Speaking on the occasion, the proprietor of the agency, Jousrang Boro apprised the residents of precautions and safety measures in cylinder use. He also tipped the gathering on extraneous use of cylinders in order to conserve energy and help to reduce the threats of air pollution. The villagers were also informed about the insurance coverage available to LPG users in case of a mishap.
�The scheme has benefited many BPL families in the district. The nationwide movement for smokeless kitchen and empowerment of women and children under the banner clean fuel, better life through Ujjwala Yojana scheme provides several benefits at length,� said Boro. Demonstration for safety handling of LPG cylinders was also held during the function.
The programme was attended by president Rabi Ram Boro, All Bodoland Small Tea Growers Association, Dimakuchi Zone, Sahed Ali Ahmed, president, Bhergaon BPF Minority Cell, Monalisha Sarmah, general secretary of Udalguri BJP, Nipen Bhurtel, general secretary of Dimakuchi AAGSU, Shajid Khan, a Tangla-based journalist, among others.
Meanwhile, 221 beneficiaries of the region were given LPG sets (including a gas cylinder, a gas stove and other necessary equipment each). In the interactive session, the queries of the women were also answered by the guests.