Port Blair, June 17: The Ex-Adhyaksha, Zilla Parishad South Andaman, Miss Mariyam Bibi has requested the Director, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, A&N Administration to issue free LPG connections to the left out cases under Gramin Ujjwala Yojana.

In a letter addressed to the Director, Mariyam said, “It has been noticed that there are many pending cases under Pradhan Mantri Gramin Ujjwala Yojana wherein the identified BPL beneficiaries have not been provided with free new LPG Connections till date. These people have been regularly approaching the public representatives and concerned agencies in this regard for seeking immediate free LPG connections. Almost all the Panchayats are facing this issue. In the meantime, it is learnt that they have been told to pay for new connections by the LPG providers which is against the stipulations of Ujjwala Yojana”.

Mariyam therefore requested for necessary action in this regard to clear all the pending cases of Ujjwala Yojana without further delay.