October 1, 2023

CM Gehlot Transfers Money to LPG Subsidy Beneficiaries in Rajasthan

In a significant move aimed at providing relief to the economically vulnerable, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot of Rajasthan has initiated the transfer of subsidy funds to beneficiaries of the Indira Gandhi Gas Cylinder Subsidy Scheme. The scheme, which offers LPG cylinders at a reduced price of Rs 500, benefits individuals holding cooking gas connections under the Below Poverty Line (BPL) category and the central government’s Ujjwala scheme. The subsidy amount, totaling Rs 60 crore for the months of April and May, was disbursed to approximately 14 lakh connection holders in the state.

During a ceremony held at the Rajasthan International Centre (RIC), Gehlot emphasized the importance of public welfare initiatives, stating that such schemes consider women as the heads of their families. He assured beneficiaries of the gas cylinder subsidy that the delayed free mobile phone scheme for women would soon be implemented, benefitting 40 lakh people in batches. Additionally, Gehlot mentioned that the upcoming Congress manifesto would prioritize the needs of widowed women, SC/ST communities, and the impoverished.

The Chief Minister underscored the distinction between the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), emphasizing that while the Congress never halted BJP schemes, the reverse was not true. Gehlot highlighted the cooperative approach by mentioning the promotion of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, demonstrating the government’s commitment to continuity and expansion of beneficial programs. He emphasized that the gas cylinder subsidy scheme was not a mere “freebie” but a form of public service, enabling beneficiary families to allocate additional resources to securing a brighter future for their children.

Gehlot’s initiative to transfer the subsidy funds reflects the state government’s dedication to uplift vulnerable communities and create a more inclusive society. By prioritizing public welfare and emphasizing women’s empowerment, Rajasthan aims to improve the lives of its citizens and bridge socio-economic disparities.