Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Aug 31:
The Union Petroleum Ministry on Sunday launched SAHAJ– the online booking system for new LPG connections—in 12 cities across the country, including Odisha capital.
While launching the facility, Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said: “The vision of Digital India is to transform the country into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy and ensure that government services are available to citizens electronically. I compliment the PSU OMCs for aligning their business processes with the Digital India Vision.”
Pradhan launched the scheme through video conferencing in 12 cities: Bhubaneshwar, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal Chandigarh, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Patna and Pune. It will be launched pan-India within the next few days.
SAHAJ enables customers to register for new LPG connections online as well as make online payments for the same through the portal www.mylpg.in.
“About 22 lakh new LPG connections have been issued for BPL household in the current year from Jan to July 2015,” he said.
He also thanked the 25 lakh caring Indians for having given up their LPG subsidy to help BPL families enjoy freedom from smoke-filled kitchens, following the appeal from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.