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Srinagar: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Wednesday said that Jammu Kashmir is marching ahead to a glorious future with a new self-confidence.

100 percent saturation of social security and welfare schemes under the guidance of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has improved the living standards of the poor, farmers and the deprived section of the society, the Lt Governor said during the inauguration of Indian Oil Corporation Limited’s LPG Bottling Plant at Vessu-Nipora in south Kashmir district of Anantnag on Wednesday.

He said under Ujjwala Yojana 1.0, a total of 8 crore poor, deprived, backward, tribal families across the country were given LPG connections, while Ujjwala Yojana 2.0 aims to provide LPG connections to 1 crore low-income households that could not be covered under the first phase, observed the Lt Governor.

About 12.41 lakh households in Jammu and Kashmir have been provided LPG connections under Ujjwala 1.0 and it is our endeavor to extend the benefit to the left-out low-income households, Lt Governor said.

Congratulating Indian Oil Corporation, Jhelum Oil Agency and the people of the region on the commissioning of the new LPG Bottling Plant, Lt Governor said that the Plant has the capacity to supply 3240 cylinders per day and will cater to the surge in demand of LPG during the winter season

The Lt Governor said Social movements such as Ujjwala Yojna have brought massive transformation in the lives of women. Under the guidance of the Prime Minister, issues of basic amenities such as Housing, Electricity, Water, Toilet, Gas, Roads, Hospital and School have been addressed to benefit all sections of the society, he added.

The Lt Governor further asked the officials and stakeholders to ensure that no eligible beneficiary remains left out under the Ujjawala Yojana.

The Lt Governor also shared the details of the mass awareness programme of all services under the Public Services Guarantee Act during the Back to Village-IV programme.

Jitendra Kumar, Executive Director and State Head, Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) in his welcome address termed the day as a significant occasion for IOCL and expressed gratitude to the Lt Governor-led UT Government for their support.

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