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Free LPG connection provided to 1.79 lakh beneficiaries under PMUY in Manipur: Union Minister

Union minister Athawale, who arrived in Imphal on a two-day visit in the state on Wednesday, addressed a press conference after reviewing Central sponsored schemes being implemented in Manipur under his ministry.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated on 6 Jan 2022, 6:05 am

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Free LPG connection has been provided to about 1.79 lakh below poverty line families in Manipur under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) apart from various other social security schemes implemented in the state, Union minister Ramdas Athawale said on Wednesday.

The Union minister of state for Social Justice and Empowerment arrived in Imphal on a two-day visit to the state on Wednesday.

Addressing the media after reviewing Central schemes being implemented in Manipur under his ministry, the minister said that special focus is being given to Northeast states, including Manipur.

Saying that the Central government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been taking up various developmental and social security schemes in the country, Athawale highlighted various achievements of the schemes implemented in Manipur.

Athawale said that his ministry has released Rs 195.43 crore under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) scheme during 2014-22 and benefited a total of 10.18 lakh people. A total of 3.52 lakh people have been benefited by providing loans under PMMY amounting to Rs 1881.07 crore in the state during the period 2015-22 till date, he said.

The ministry has also released required funds for construction of 16,000 houses under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Rural) and 6,000 houses under PMAY (Urban) during the same period, he said.

Under Ujjwala Yojana, three lakh LED bulbs have been provided to the beneficiaries at subsidised rates, he further said.

The Union minister called on the state chief minister this evening. He will leave Imphal for New Delhi on Thursday after attending some local engagements.

First published:5 Jan 2022, 4:52 pm

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