At a time when the Centre and state locked horns over Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojana (PMUY), oil-major Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) said it would now take up the scheme up to the panchayat level.
PMUY, touted as the largest political initiative of the Narendra Modi government, aims to replace firewood with gas for cooking. The Centre sets an ambitious target to provide LPG connections to five crore BPL women in the country that included 30 lakh in Odisha under the scheme.
The IOCL also set aside the state government’s request to include elected representatives while distributing LPG connections citing the reasons that guidelines of the scheme do not allow that.
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