In a first-ever event of its kind, a free gas connection distribution under “Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojna” was carried out in Itki block of Ranchi. The beneficiaries belonged to the poor of the poorest category. The event embarked the first lot of gas connection distribution ceremony. Many more connections are expected in near future. The breakthrough of this magnitude was not easy, it was blood, sweat and tears all the way for Soochna Seva team. The ground team explored all the avenues possible and completed the paperwork on behalf of poor people residing in Itki. The efforts seem to have really paid off. In the first phase, 12 people have just received their Gas connections and the rest listed persons under the scheme benefits are also expecting theirs soon.
In addition to the government officials, the event was attended by politicians, panchayat members, community members, press, and beneficiaries. MLA Gangotri Kujur was chief guest, she explained to the poor villagers that how this gas connection distribution is for their social upliftment. She assured everyone that government will continue its efforts to connect poor people with this scheme benefits.
The BDO, Nit Nikhil Surin(Itki Block),BSO,Pravin Lal, UP Pramukh Uruj Ansari,Gas distributor(Bharat Gas) and Viru dubey were among some V.IP guests present in the event. The media persons like Ajay Kumar (Dainik Bhaskar),Govind Yaday(Hindustan),Pradeep Pandey(Azad Sipahi),M M Rahi(Dainik Jaagran) also attended the event for news reporting.