Moreh PMUY beneficiaries traceless

IMPHAL,20th July: Even though a number of on-line applications were received from residents of Moreh town and subsequently approved for availing free LPG connections under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY), many other selected beneficiaries could not be traced at their respective places when representatives of a gas agency went for spot inspection.

According to a source, 32 families were handed over LPG connection documents and accessories entitled to them free of cost as per guidelines of the said scheme and with due conformity to the 2011 economic census report that determined families belonging to below poverty level. Under PMUY, economically underprilvileged women are entitled to free LPG connections.

On the completion of the solemn distribution function held at the Moreh premises of M/s Haokip Gas Service, which former minister Onjamang Haokip also attended, agency representatives scouted for the remaining beneficiaries numbering about 40, who had submitted on-line applications about a month back but did not show up at the event.

With the missed out families mentioning their addresses as Moreh Ward Number 1 and V, the agency representatives went for spot verification but could not locate more than five beneficiaries with the rest not even known to their supposed immediate neighbours.

The source further opined that instances of even impoverished families unwilling to avail the scheme benefits in-spite of their details enlisted in the census report suggest either insincerity on the part of the report compilers or some individuals with vested interests spiking population figure of certain communities.

Earlier in the day, altogether 32 women living below poverty line were given gas connections under Prime Minister Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY). Refilled gas cylinders, stove and regulator including pipes were distributed to the beneficiaries at M/s Haokip Gas Service office at Moreh.

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