The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, hosted an ‘LPG Panchayat’ on Tuesday at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.
“The LPG Panchayat was organised by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas with an aim to provide a platform for LPG consumers to interact with each other, promote mutual learning and share experiences. Each LPG Panchayat has about 100 LPG customers coming together, near their living areas,to discuss safe and sustainable usage of LPG, its benefits and the link between clean fuel for cooking and women’s empowerment. The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas intends to conduct 1 lakh such Panchayats across India before March 31, 2019,” a press release issued by the President’s Secretariat said.
In a tweet, President Kovind said “it is a matter of joy for the entire country that more than 3.40 crore families now have access to clean cooking fuel with the help of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana.”
#PresidentKovind hosts ‘LPG Panchayat’ at Rashtrapati Bhavan; says it is a matter of joy for the entire country that more than 3.40 crore families now have access to clean cooking fuel with the help of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana pic.twitter.com/w7MMlQcS8c
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) February 13, 2018
Speaking on the occasion, the President said that the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana is strengthening women’s empowerment. He congratulated the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas for efforts to advance social justice through the health, welfare and empowerment of women.