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  • "Congress always exploited masses for the vote bank politics"

JAMMU: Former Minister and MLA Priya Sethi today said that it is only Modi  government who  showed most concern for women and down trodden people of the society. While distributing  free gas connections to eligible women beneficiaries hailing from BPL and SC/ST families here at Bagh-e-Bahu,Jammu she said that Congress  always exploited people on the name of religion, region caste and practicably it never shown any concern for their welfare.

While addressing the large number of women gathering at the function Sethi added that   Women empowerment plays a key factor in achieving economic growth and social development and without it, the agenda of sustainable development cannot  be fulfilled and  the  Modi government has launched various welfare schemes aiming towards empowering women and their welfare is a constant part of the national and the state schemes and policies.

"Earlier, women folk was overlooked but now there is growing emphasis on incorporating women's concerns, their voices are being heard and they are recognized as nation builders and flag bearers of nation's development," the former Minister affirmed. Priya Sethi also informed the gathering regarding the welfare schemes launched by the Modi government and asked them to avail their benefits.

Modi government has  launched Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao /Ladli Beti schemes  for the girls of the country to generate awareness to improve the efficiency of welfare services intended for girls. Swachh Vidyalaya Programme was launched with an objective to provide separate toilets for girls and boys in all government schools, the Sethi added. Sethi while Underlining the importance of using clean fuel, said that there is a sufficient population that is still relying on firewood, coal, dung - cakes etc. as primary source of cooking and the smoke from burning such fuels causes alarming household pollution and adversely affects the health of Women and children causing several respiratory diseases.

Schemes from the Modi government for women like Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) aims to safeguard the health of women and children by providing them with a clean cooking fuel - LPG, so that they don't have to compromise their health in smoky kitchens or wander in unsafe areas collecting firewood, She asserted. She further called for spreading mass awareness among female folks regarding benefits of using clean cooking fuel to achieve the enhanced target of enrolling more than 8 crore LPG beneficiaries.

Priya Sethi said that we as a  women and who have experienced the benefits of cooking with LPG to boost the confidence of other women about adopting this clean, green cooking fuel safely and without any reservations or misconceptions as sharing of experiences by actual users and learning through  group interaction is the main aim of these functions.  Among others who spoke on the occasion included BJP leaders Sharda, Pitampur and others. BJP MM Distt. President Jammu Rekha Mahajan, BJP MM Distt Gen. Secretaries Monika Khosla, Sonia and large number of women were present on the occasion.