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How a Tweet Helped This 80-year-old Woman Selling Idlis for Re 1 Get a Gas Connection

Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan came across a tweet shared by industrialist Anand Mahindra and instructed officials to ensure an LPG connection for Kamalathal.

Amitabh Sinha |

Updated:September 12, 2019, 11:39 PM IST
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How a Tweet Helped This 80-year-old Woman Selling Idlis for Re 1 Get a Gas Connection
Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan came across a tweet shared by industrialist Anand Mahindra and instructed officials to ensure an LPG connection for Kamalathal.
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New Delhi: An 80-year-old woman in Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu finally secured an LPG connection after Union minister for Petroleum, natural gas and steel Dharmendra Pradhan came across a tweet shared by industrialist Anand Mahindra on Tuesday.

The woman, Kamalathal, runs a small shop and sells idlis for Re 1 to make it affordable for workers in the village. Mahindra noted in the tweet that Kamalatha was using a wood-burning stove to make idlis, adding, “If anyone knows her, I’d be happy to invest in the business and buy her an LPG-fuelled stove.”

Pradhan on September 10 came across the tweet and instructed officials to ensure an LPG connection for Kamalathal. Pradhan is on a tour of the Gulf countries.

A day later, the woman received the fuel connection and the image was shared by Pradhan.

“Salute the spirit and commitment of Kamalathal. Glad to having helped her through local OMC officers in getting LPG connection. Society must empower such hard working people who defy all odds,” he tweeted.

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