President Ram Nath Kovind hosted an‘LPG Panchayat at Rashtrapati Bhavan.The LPG Panchayat was organised by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas with an aim to provide a platform for LPG consumers to interact with each other, promote mutual learning.It was organised under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojana (PMUY) by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.
About: Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY)
Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) aims to safeguard the health of women & 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.Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana was launched by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on May 1st, 2016 in Ballia, Uttar Pradesh.
- President Ram Nath Kovind hosted the LPG Panchayat at Rashtrapati Bhavan with an aim to provide a platform for LPG consumers to interact with each other, promote mutual learning .The LPG Panchayat was organised by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.
- Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana which was launched by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi aims to provide 5 Cr LPG connections to BPL families with a support of Rs.1600 per connection in the next 3 years. Ensuring women’s empowerment, especially in rural India, the connections will be issued in the name of women of the households.
- LPG Panchayat serves as interactive platform between those who received LPG cylinders under PMUY. The panchayats discuss issues such as safe practices, quality of service provided by distributors and availability of refill cylinder.
- LPG Panchayat also aims at spreading awareness among LPG users about how to properly use clean fuel and its useful benefits.
- One lakh LPG Panchayats will be activated across country to deal with issue of safe use of LPG as well as discuss its various benefits on environment, health and how it empowers women.
The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports is planning a ranking system for National Sports Federations (NSFs) with an aim to encourage healthy competition between sports bodies.This will be for first time the Sports Ministry will have system by which sports federations will be ranked or rated according to set parameters.These rankings will be based on the federations’ administrative capability, transparency, talent-spotting ability, and medal count of athletes. If the proposal gets a green light, this will be the first time when the ministry will put such a system in place.
the committee will take into consideration implementation of the sports code — which, among other things, bars officials over 70 years old.
- The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports is planning a ranking system for National Sports Federations (NSFs) with an aim to encourage healthy competition between the sports competitors.
- The sports ministry will set up committee for this purpose and the committee will comprise sports administrators, sportspersons and professionals from other fields, including chartered accountants and management experts.
- The committee which will be tasked with ranking the various sports federations will submit its findings. After that, an opportunity will be given to the sports federations to give their comments and state whether they think the rating is fair or not. After receiving the NSFs’ feedback, the rankings will be published.
- The NSFs or National Sports Federations will be ranked for the financial year 2017-18,the committee will also ask NSFs to submit audited accounts, give details of how professional management practices have been implemented, and how effectively they have addressed players’ grievances.
- The ranking system is needed as an incentive for national sports federations to improve their internal systems of management, governance and talent promotion.This move will hopefully spur healthy competition between federations and will, in turn, help the athletes and encourage sportsmanship.