Mumbai: The legendary film actor, Shri Amitabh Bachchan has joined the #GiveItUp Movement. Acknowledging the gesture, the Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, said that such a noble gesture by Shri Bachchan would surely inspire many others to join #GiveItUp, a movement committed to bring smiles to millions of poor households by providing them access to clean fuel (LPG).
As on date, more than 30 lakh people have surrendered their LPG subsidy in response to the appeal made by Hon’ble Prime Minister on March 27, 2015. Hon’ble PM had also promised that the money saved from this effort will be utilized to provide LPG connection to poor households.
The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi had also talked about the #GiveItUp movement during his recent #MannKiBaat. He had mentioned, “Lakhs of families have given up their gas subsidies. These are not rich people. This is a silent revolution.”