In return 60 lakh LPG connections have been given to poor families
India’s ‘GiveItUp’ movement, which was started on a call given by the Prime Minister in March 2015, seems to have paid off. The gentle coaxing and heart touching campaign has resulted in one crore consumers joining movement and giving up their subsidy, so that gas connections could be provided to poor families having no LPG connection.
To mark this achievement, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan, held a press conference today, to highlight the fact that the majority of ‘GiveItUp’ consumers belong to middle class families, pensioners, teachers, etc who were driven by an idea to help their needy fellow citizens. Thanks to them, more than 60 lakh connections have been given to BPL families.
Incidentally, States of Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu have contributed to nearly 50 % of the total numbers. Through the GiveItUp initiative the Government had urged the well-off LPG consumers to voluntarily surrender their subsidy and through the subsidy saved the Government promised to give connection to such poor families having no LPG connection.