[Chd,Pb]Capt To Approch World Bank to Canalise Rivers In Punjab
The Punjab government will take the technical support of the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank to canalise all rivers in the state.
Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh announced this after taking stock of flood-hit area in Sultanpur Lodhi,
In Sarupwal of Sultanpur Lodhi, where the overflowing Sutlej led to a breach in the embankment, affecting 62 villages, the Chief Minister promised due compensation to the affected farmers as soon as the water receded and a special ‘girdawri’ (crop loss assessment) was completed.
The chief minister told mediapersons in Jalandhar district that even if the Union government failed to extend its support, the state government would ensure full assistance to the affected people.
The state government had sought a Rs 1,000-crore special package from the Centre.
The CM also inspected the breach in Gidderpindi of Jalandhar, resulting from the release of excess water from the Bhakra dam.
For the first time, the Bhakra, which normally filled to its permissible storage level of 1,680 feet by September, was overflowing in August, said the CM.
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[New Delhi]Capt Teases Sidhu:Says His Resignation Received But Not Seen
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh Tuesday said he will decide on Navjot Singh Sidhu’s resignation Wednesday after going through the contents of the letter.
The chief minister said he has some meetings lined up in Delhi and will return to Chandigarh on Wednesday.
All Punjab MPs —
Gurjeet Singh Aujla,
Jasbir Singh Gill,
Santokh Singh Chaudhary,
Mohammad Sadique and
Amar Singh were present at the meeting with the chief minister. AICC in-charge for the party’s state unit Asha Kumari also attended the meeting.
Sidhu had sent his resignation as Punjab Cabinet minister to the chief minister’s residence on Monday
[New Delhi] Capt Meets PM Modi And Discuss Guru Nanak’s 550th Birth Anniversary
CM Of Punjab Capt Amarinder Singh was talking informally to reporters at Parliament House after a courtesy call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.Captain Amarinder said he had called on the prime minister since he had not met him so far during the latter’s second term. However, he took the opportunity to discuss the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji. The prime minister confirmed his participation in the mega event and assured of all possible help to make the programme a grand success, befitting the historic occasion, said the Chief Minister.
The legacy issue of the Rs 31000 crore food debt also came up for discussion and the prime minister said that he was seized of the matter, said Captain Amarinder.
The Chief Minister of Punjab, Captain Amarinder Singh calling on the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, in New Delhi on July 15, 2019.
[New Delhi] Capt Meets Centre’s Various Ministers,Get Assurance For Development Of Pb
The Centre will initiate work on the infrastructure development of Sultanpur Lodhi as proposed by the Punjab Government at the earliest,
Chief Minister Of Punjab Capt Amarindeer Singh Met Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri And Fm Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday.
and pressed for early approval for the Rs 321 crore infrastructure development projects proposed by the state government for Sultanpur Lodhi town. The town holds historical significance due to its association with Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji, whose 550th Prakash Purb is being celebrated this year.
The Union Minister Puri told mediapersons that he would ensure maximum flights from Punjab to cater to the demand for global travel. The Chief Minister said, in response to media queries after the meeting, that the union minister had promised to look into the state’s demands related to urban development and aviation.
To strengthen the state’s global connectivity, the Chief Minister sought inclusion of Chandigarh under the Open Skies Policy for ASEAN Countries, while asking for urgent review of the current policy of bilateral spots to facilitate more international flights out of Chandigarh, especially to Gulf countries and Turkey, thereby enabling greater connectivity with the rest of the world. He urged the minister to liberalise bilateral rights to enable the civil aviation sector to grow.
The Chief Minister also asked the Union Minister to consider the proposal to name Adampur Airport as Jalandhar Airport for easy booking of flights by tourists and NRIs. The Union Minister immediately instructed department officials to explore ways of making the change.
During the meeting, Puri raised the issue of implementation of the central government schemes, particularly Swacchhta Abhiyan and Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, to which the chief minister assured of the state’s full cooperation. Captain Amarinder urged Puri to look at introduction of the latest technology for solid waste management to ensure implementation of the cleanliness drive more effectively.
The Chief MinisterThe Chief Minister of Punjab, Captain Amarinder Singh meeting the Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, in New Delhi on June 28, 2019.
[Chd,Pb] Capt Leaves Out Sidhu From Newly Formed 8 Consultative Groups
Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has been left out of the eight consultative groups constituted by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to accelerate implementation of his government’s flagship programmes.
Sidhu and Medical Education and Research Minister Om Prakash Soni have not been made part of any of the groups, which include some MLAs and officials.
Sidhu, who has been at loggerheads with Singh, was divested of local government, tourism and cultural affairs portfolios and given power and new and renewable energy sources department in rejig on Thursday.
The CM heads the consultative group on urban renewal and reforms, which also includes new Local Government Minister Brahm Mohindra.
Cooperation Minister Sukhjinder Randhawa heads the group on farm debt waive, another flagship scheme. It includes Revenue Minister Gurpreet Singh Kangar and Welfare Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot as members.
Health Minister Balbir Sidhu heads the group on health insurance scheme.
The group on ‘Ghar Ghar Rozgar’ scheme on job creation is headed by Employment Generation and Technical Education Minister Charanjit Singh Channi.
Food and Supplies Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu heads a group on food security with Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa and Social Security Minister Aruna Chaudhary.
Bajwa leads a group on rural development, while Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu heads the group on ‘Mission Tandrust Punjab’.
[Samrala,Pb] Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday laid the foundation stone of a Vegetable Processing Plant, being set up jointly by IFFCO and one of Spain’s leading companies in food processing Congelados de Navarra (CN Corp).
Laying the foundation stone near Samrala, the Chief Minister said the project was aligned to his vision for the state’s rapid industrialization to create jobs for the youth and boost revenue for Punjab.
Pointing out that the state government’s new industrial policy had been received extremely well, Captain Amarinder said the revival of the Mandi Gobindgarh industrial belt had seen 600 exiting units restore operations, with 40 new units also investing in the region. His government, said the Chief Minister, had so far inked 299 MoUs worth Rs 51,969 cr with several companies. Further, he disclosed that 650 new projects worth Rs. 46902 cr with a proposed employment of 167,309 have come up during the tenure of his Government.
[Chd,Pb] Badal Thunders Over Carrier Of Capt Amarinder
Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal Wednesday accused Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh of “reneging” on poll promises and claimed the Congress leader’s career will end after his party loses the Lok Sabha elections.
Badal also dared Singh to make his performance a poll plank in the Lok Sabha elections.
“Captain sahib actually wants someone dependent on him to succeed him. But only one thing is certain at this stage and that is that Amarinder will not remain the CM after the Congress debacle in Punjab in these elections and this will draw curtains on his political career. Hence, there is desperation in his outbursts against Akalis,” the SAD chief added.
Badal’s remarks came after Singh, while addressing a rally in Pathankot in support of Congress candidate Sunil Jakhar on May 11, said, “Sunil has spent his entire life serving people and only such people work for people. You will once see him as CM of Punjab.”
[Chd,Pb] Capt Seeks Chandigarh’s Inclusion Under Open Sky Policy
Under the Centre’s Open Sky Policy for ASEAN countries, 18 cities have been notified for operation of airlines in the country. At present, the airport is unable to operate direct flights to international destinations in ASEAN countries, such as Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur
Chief Minister of Punjab Capt Amarinder Singh has sought Chandigarh’s inclusion among the Indian cities notified under India’s Open Sky Policy to enable operation of to and fro flights to ASEAN countries from here.
In a semi-official letter to Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu, he said the International Civil Terminal at SAS Nagar (Mohali) has been functioning for the last three years and is set to be upgraded to Code 4E status from April one for launch of 24×7 operations of wide-bodied aircraft