Jammu: Stating that the Government of India under the leadership of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has taken series of initiatives particularly for the Jammu and Kashmir to ensure the overall development of the Union Territory, Union Minister of State for Petroleum, Natural Gas and Labour and Employment, Rameswar Teli on Thursday asked local to submit the applications for the sanctioning of petrol pumps as per the required specifications.
The Minister was addressing the gathering at Doda District as part of the Union Government’s public outreach programme for Jammu and Kashmir.
The Union MOS distributed sanction letters of LPG connections under Ujjwala-2.O, e-Shram cards among scores of beneficiaries and Covid Care relief cheques identified under Atal Bhimit Yojana at Community Hall Doda, besides inaugurating the newly widened Ghat road stretch of 4 km constructed under CRF at an estimated cost of Rs 813 lakhs.
The Union Minister congratulated all the beneficiaries, especially the females for getting rid of the traditional fuels that cause health problems and said, “under the leadership of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has taken a series of initiatives particularly for the UT of J&K.”
He also counted numerous developmental and individual benefit measures that his ministry has taken which include establishment of hospitals for the working class, laying of gas pipeline, upgradation of schools, creation of de-addiction centres, upgradation of ECIS hospitals, registration of unorganised workers on e -shram portal and sanction of LPG gas connections to the women of BPL families under Ujjwala-2.
The Union MOS directed all the Oil companies to ensure that no family shall be left out without LPG facilities, and also to register all the unorganised workers on the e-shram portal.
The minister also interacted with various deputations which included DDC members, Block development council Chairpersons, MC chairman and members, Sarpanchs/Panches, recently constituted Youth Clubs, Women SHGs and political leaders. The deputations which met with the minister projected various demands of public importance to which the minister gave patient hearing.