Pradhan flags off mobile vans to spread awareness about PMUY

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Bhubaneswar: Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday flagged off mobile LED vans which will travel in Odisha to spread awareness about Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) and safe practices of usage of LPG.

The specially-designed LED vehicles were flagged off from Indian Oil office in Chandrasekharpur today. In his remarks, Pradhan described this as a unique way of propagating awareness by way of engaging the audience through entertainment.

The specially designed vehicles will work as mobile theatre. These mobile LED vans will spread awareness about the safe practices of using domestic LPG as well act as moving centres for collection of KYCs from prospective eligible consumers of LPG. Ten vehicles will travel in the state.

The Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) launched by the Prime Minister in May, 2016 is a socio-economic revolution aimed towards women empowerment by providing LPG connections to women from BPL families.

It aims to safeguard the health of women and children by providing them with a clean cooking fuel-LPG, so that they don’t have to compromise their health in smokey kitchens or wander in unsafe areas collecting firewood.

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