Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum & Natural Gas Sh. Dharmendra Pradhan launched Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana for the State of Uttarakhand in Srinagar, Pauri District . Sh. Ram Kripal Yadav, Minister of State for Drinking Water & Sanitation and elected Members of Parliament from Uttarakhand were present on the occassion.
The Programme was launched by handing over new connections to the beneficiaries. Shri Dharmendra Pradhan addressed the huge gathering of more than 5000 people and recollected his long association with the State of Uttarakhand and its people. He recollected yeoman service of activists of Chipko Andolan in protecting the forests & environment of Uttarakhand and explained the importance of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana in saving environment and improving health & economic condition of women living in hilly areas. The minister highlighted the commitment of the Government led by Shri Narendra Modi to uplift the living conditions of women.
Shri Dharmendra Pradhan also elaborated measures taken to strengthen LPG & Petroleum products supply chain in the State, by opening new distributorships and retail outlets. He urged the beneficiary make best use of the Scheme.
MoS for Drinking Water& Sanitation explained various achievements of the Government. Elected Members of Parliament from Uttarakhand present also addressed the gathering.
Shri Dharmendra Pradhan and Shri Ram Kripal Yadav also held a press meet.