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Punjab Demands ₹ 80,845 Crore aid from Centre

(Chd,Pb)Punjab Demands ₹ 80,845 Crore aid from Centre
Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh in a memorandum to Prime Minister Narendra Modi pointed towards a ‘large-scale devastation and distress’ caused to the state due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Centre’s urgent intervention was needed to avert any major socio-economic upheaval in the coming future, as also to assure our next generations of safe living and security of livelihood, said the CM demanding an aid of Rs 80,845 crore.
The Punjab government feels that states alone cannot meet the new challenges, therefore, in the true spirit of cooperative federalism, needs the Union government to assist them in an unusually big way, which the country has never seen since the Independence in 1947, the CM said. central schemes should be 100 per cent funded by the Centre in 2020-21
The Punjab government also sought Rs 6,603 crore for improvement in the state’s public health infrastructure.
Besides seeking Rs 5,040 crore as fiscal assistance for the welfare of migrant labourers, the CM demanded that the Inter-State Migrant Workers Act should be revamped to safeguard their interests and basic rights.