Punjab CM launches an anti-drug campaign on I-Day, a second phase of agricultural loan waiver
Punjab’s Chief Minister Amarinder Singh initiated the second phase of the smallholder loan waiver after the national flag was flown on August 15th on the 72nd Independence Day here at Guru Nanak Stadium. In the second phase, 1.5 lakh smallholders will benefit, the CM said.
“Loans up to Rs 2 lakh from commercial banks are waived. A loan of Rs 1,710 crore taken out by three lakh fringe farmers from cooperatives has already been waived. These farmers had land from 2.5 acres to 5 acres. According to our election platform, a total of 10.25 lakh farmers will benefit from the loan waiver, ”said the CM while addressing the people in the stadium.
The CM also launched an anti-drug campaign, Tu Mera Buddy, in which students raise awareness of the threat. “The cabinet has already issued recommendations on the death penalty for drug traffickers so that a message can reach society. 118 OOAT clinics are already operational in the state and 14 new clinics are being made operational today (Wednesday), “the CM said, adding that grade 6 and up students are encouraged to be part of this awareness campaign.
School principals, teachers, pupils and their parents are involved in the project. The buddy project is led by class teachers and supervised by the school principals and the district education officer.
Captain also announced that freedom fighters will be exempt from toll tax on state roads and that their families will be connected to a pipe. “The reservation of house contingents from PUDA and GMADA for freedom fighters has been increased from 2 percent to 3 percent. We have to remember the sacrifices the martyrs made for independence, ”said the CM.
Regarding the infrastructure planning, he said: “Rs 2,000 crore are earmarked for 71 roads and six bridges, an additional Rs 2,000 crore for the repair of 16,000 km long connecting roads and five national roads will be upgraded for Rs 1,253 crore.”
The Prime Minister also announced the establishment of a 30-bed hospital in Doraha to commemorate former Prime Minister Sardar Beant Singh.
In addition, Rs 64 lakh will be allocated to set up a 10 bed mini primary health center in Jhorda village in memory of the late Havildar Ishwar Singh of the 36th Sikh Regiment who fought in the famous Battle of Saragarhi Fort, the chief added Minister added.
The historic villages of Jagraon (birthplace of Lala Lajpat Rai), Sarabha (Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha), Thapar Colony (Shaheed Sukhdev) and Bhaini Sahib (Satguru Ram Singh Ji) will each receive a grant of Rs 1 crore for development under the composite Development allocated funds, he further announced.
For Ludhiana, he announced projects worth Rs.3,600 billion, ranging from infrastructure development to water supply, industry, health and education. “A Rs 1,469 billion project will use sewer water instead of groundwater for drinking water purposes. There are similar projects for other cities, ”he said. The project had been approved in principle by the Economic Department and the Ministry of Finance and sent to the World Bank for external funding. The CM also highlighted his government’s plans. “Under Ghar Ghar Rozgar Yojna, 2.10 lakh jobs were created last year,” he said. He placed particular emphasis on the Guardians of Governance – a program launched by the Punjab government that used workers to investigate the anomalies in the system of government. The stadium also held a parade of former soldiers appointed to be the guardians of the government.
The main attraction was a motorcycle show, which was included in the celebrations for the first time.
In addition, on August 16, the Prime Minister announced holidays for the participating schools of the I-Day function, apart from a grant of Rs 10 lakh each. Seventeen people from different walks of life were honored with state awards by the CM.
Muslim gaushala owner honored Salma, 33, who runs a gaushala for old, abandoned and injured cattle in the town of Payal in Ludhiana, was honored by the CM at the city’s I-Day event.
Salma attended the ceremony with her father Nek Mohammad. The Indian Express first reported on her “Muslim Gaushala” on June 17, pointing out that she was facing several problems in running the shelter. She faced a social boycott of her community and spent her father and aunt’s pension on running the shelter.
After the award ceremony, she said: “I am delighted that my efforts are finally being recognized in some way, even if problems remain unsolved. I am still very upset about the death of my five animals last year. My love for animals goes beyond religion and I reiterate that caring for cows does not make me less of a Muslim. I am happy that my father accompanied me to the award ceremony. “
Payal MLA Lakhvir Singh, who recommended Salma for the award, said, “I will also raise your case at the upcoming assembly in order to provide her with a monthly grant. She spends 50,000 rupees a month, even with zero milk yield. “