Visuals of empty LPG cylinders at a scrapyard in Madhya Pradesh have prompted the Congress to focus on the centre’s Ujjwala scheme, with the Opposition celebration saying beneficiaries bought off the cylinders owing to the steep worth of cooking fuel.
State Congress chief and former Chief Minister Kamal Nath tweeted a video of LPG cylinders dumped at a scrapyard in Bhind district.
मध्यप्रदेश के भिंड में इस तरह कबाड़ में बिक रहे है मोदी सरकार की सबसे ज़्यादा प्रचार-प्रसार वाली वाली उज्ज्वला योजना के गैस सिलेंडर और चूल्हे भूसे के ढेर में पड़े है।
यह स्थिति उस प्रदेश की है जहाँ के जबलपुर में देश के गृहमंत्री ने उज्जवला योजना के दूसरे चरण की शुरुआत की थी। pic.twitter.com/Fn7szpjHd9
— Kamal Nath (@OfficeOfKNath) October 23, 2021
Visuals of the cylinders at a scrapyard converse volumes about “uncontrolled inflation” underneath the Narendra Modi authorities, Mr Nath stated. This is the scenario only a month after Union Home Minister Amit Shah launched the second version of the Ujjwala Yojana at a grand occasion in Jabalpur, he added.
Several beneficiaries of the cooking fuel scheme NDTV spoke to stated that they had stopped refilling the cylinders owing to steep costs.
“We are day by day wage labourers. I’ve 4 youngsters. We are wanting cash on days I do not get work. How can we get LPG cylinders refilled? We stopped getting them refilled after costs crossed the Rs 600 mark,” stated a labourer, requesting to not be named.
A fuel company worker supplying refilled cylinders in Bhind district stated, “Beneficiaries of the scheme guide refilled cylinders, however once we go to their properties to ship them, they do not take them as they’re unable to pay the excessive worth.”
Avdhesh Pandey, provide officer for Bhind district, stated he isn’t conscious of cylinders being bought to scrap sellers and that the matter must be investigated. “Under the Ujjwala Yojana now, beneficiaries get the fuel connection, range and the primary refill without cost. We can’t present additional refilling without cost,” he stated.
As per official information, out of the two.76 lakh households which have LPG fuel connections in Bhind district, 1.33 lakh are beneficiaries of the Ujjwala Yojana. A 15 kg cylinder of cooking fuel is presently out there in Bhind district for Rs 983.50.