Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asked a housewife from Odisha to address him directly for any problems regarding LPG refill under the Ujjwala Yojana.
PM Modi was interacting with the woman beneficiary of the Ujjwala Yojana from Odisha's tribal Mayurbhanj district while reviewing the progress of the central scheme through video conferencing.
During the interaction, the prime minister asked Suchsmita Kabata whether she was getting LPG refills regularly or facing problems in getting subsidy.
Modi told her not to depend on any middleman for the LPG refills and to address him directly for any difficulties relating to the Yojana.
Suchsmita, who is among the 25 lakh women beneficiaries under the scheme from Odisha, got her LPG connection on May 2 this year.
"Earlier, I was cooking with firewood that took long hours. After I got the LPG connection, I am able to complete my cooking within one hour and spend time with my children," she told Modi.
When the prime minister insisted she speak about her life before getting the LPG connection, Suchsmita said "During the rainy season I was not able to prepare food for my children using the chulah. My children had to remain hungry as there was no other way to cook. With the LPG cooking gas, the problems are gone and I am quite happy.â€
She replied in the affirmative and thanked him when Modi wanted to know whether she now prepares varieties of food for the children after getting her LPG cylinder.
The PMO, in its twitter handle, mentioned about Suchsmita Kabata and how the scheme has transformed her life.
"Suchsmita Kabata from Mayurbhanj in Odisha talks about how Ujjwala has transformed her life. She says that due to Ujjwala Yojana she cooks faster and spends more time with her children. She also says now her children do not go hungry during monsoons and she can cook new things," the tweet said.
Suchsmita Kabata from Mayurbhanj in Odisha talks about how Ujjwala has transformed her life. She says that due to Ujjwala Yojana she cooks faster and spend more time with her children. She also says now her children do not go hungry during monsoons and she can cook new things.â€” PMO India (@PMOIndia) May 28, 2018