On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri along with Delhi BJP leaders distributed cooking gas connections under the Ujjwala Yojna. According to a Delhi BJP statement, the beneficiaries who got gas connections were poor women. They were also provided gas stoves, blankets, fruits and other items, it stated.
Citing the Ujjwala Yojna, PM Awaas Yojna and Beti Bachao Beti Padhao schemes, Puri, who is the Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas, said the Narendra Modi government’s schemes have benefitted women the most.
When Modi became prime minister in 2014, there were 14 crore cooking gas connections. Now, the number has gone up to 30 crore, he was quoted as saying in the Delhi BJP statement.
Puri, who is also minister of Housing and Urban Affairs, felicitated sanitation workers and frontline workers at the Central Park in Connaught Place. He was accompanied by the Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Kaushal Kishore and Minister of State for External Affairs Meenakshi Lekhi.
On the occasion, Puri said Mahatma Gandhi gave utmost importance to cleanliness and had called upon the people in 1916 itself to imbibe personal hygiene and ensure the cleanliness of the surroundings.