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Free Ujjawla refills till June, says Dharmendra Pradhan

NEW DELHI: Households with 'Ujjwala' LPG connection will get free refills till June, a move, which together with the provision of free foodgrains through ration shops, will put food on the 'thaali' (plate) in 8.3 crore poor households and help them tide over the lockdown.
Describing the package as "an example of responsive governance in challenging times," oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan said it will "mitigate the economic impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on the rural and urban poor, farmers, health workers, migrant workers, senior citizens and other vulnerable sections of society".
Besides keeping the kitchen fire burning, the free cylinders will address the problem of low consumption by beneficiaries – mostly due to slow pace of behavioural and soRead More – Source

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