New Delhi: The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoPNG) has announced to celebrate April 20, 2018, as the Ujjwala Diwas.
To mark the event, around 15000 LPG Panchayats will be organized across the country to promote learning through peer group interaction.
By observing the day, MoPNG aims to promote the safe and sustained use of LPG through peer group interactions on a large scale amongst the rural consumers. The Ujjwala Diwas 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.
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It is targeted to hold 15000 LPG Panchayats on the Ujjwala Diwas being observed on April 20, 2018, where apart from experience sharing, aimed at safe and sustained usage of LPG, all-out efforts will also be made to maximize customer enrolment. Each Panchayat will be targeting participation by 500 women with a goal of enrolling at least 100 new LPG beneficiaries. Safety Literature (Safety Instruction and Insurance cards will also be distributed during the Panchayat session.
An LPG Panchayat is a community meeting which will serve as a platform for LPG consumers to interact with each other, promote mutual learning, and share their experiences.
One LPG Panchayat will be organized by each LPG Distributor in his/her area of responsibility. Each LPG Panchayats will witness; distribution of new connection to beneficiaries; explaining the details of expanded PMUY categories and collection of KYC forms for expanded categories of Ujjwala.