(ChdPb) Capt Uses Baton on Stubble Burner Farmers
Capt ordered to Open Treasure for Stubble Burner Farmers in Punjab
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Friday ordered the state’s agriculture department to provide financial assistance to small and marginal farmers who had not burnt any paddy straw.
The chief minister also ordered stringent action against violators of the ban on stubble burning, in compliance with the apex court’s directives on penalization of such farmers, according to an official statement issued here.
Singh chaired a high-level meeting to discuss the implications of the Supreme Court orders, which would put an additional burden on the cash strapped state, which was already reeling under fiscal problems in the GST regime.
The meeting was informed that more than 900 FIRs had so far been registered against erring farmers, mostly in Muktsar and Bathinda, with some cases reported in Sangrur.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the governments of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh to give an incentive of Rs 100 per quintal within 7 days to small and marginal farmers who have not burnt crop stubble. The burning of crop residue in the three states is stated to be responsible for 44 per cent of the air pollution in the Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR).
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(Chd,Pb)Capt Plays Safe Card On Pak’s Intension on Kartarpur
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said on Monday. That sudden decision to accept the 70-year-old demand to open Kartarpur Corridor is aimed at driving a wedge in the Sikh community by exploiting religious sentiments,
He stressed that Pakistan’s move “indicated an ulterior motive” and Punjab is on heightened alert to check any nefarious design of the neighbouring country.
On the other hand Punjab government had reached out in all possible ways to the SGPC to facilitate joint celebrations,
chief minister claims that all preparations have been made to make it a lifetime experience for the pilgrims.
[Chd,Pb]Capt Seeks Shah’s Intervention in Streetfight Between Cops and Sikhs in Delhi
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh hit out at the Delhi Police on Monday for the alleged assault on a man at Mukherjee Nagar in the national capital and sought Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s intervention in the matter.
CM said in a Tweet “Shameful incident of @DelhiPolice ruthlessly beating up Sarabjeet Singh & Balwant Singh over a petty issue. Request HM @Amit Shah to ensure justice,”
The Delhi police has said an enquiry will be conducted into the incident by Deputy Commissioner of Police (northwest) Vijayanta Arya and the Additional DCP and ACP of the district.
Three policemen have been suspended for their unprofessional conduct in handling the matter and further legal action will be taken on the basis of the enquiry, the police have said.
A police officer was injured on Sunday after he was allegedly attacked by a tempo driver, who chased him with a sword following an accident involving their vehicles. Video clips of the incident have gone viral on the social media.
In one of the clips, a man was seen chasing some policemen with a sword in his hand, while in another, the policemen were seen thrashing him with batons.
[Chd,Pb]Capt Launches His Party Prez’s Shakti :Project To Galvanise Congressmen
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today launched Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s flagship ‘Shakti’ project to galvanise party workers in the state ahead of the Lok Sabha election due by May.
The project also aims to connect Congress workers digitally with Gandhi.
It said the project’s success was reflected in the party’s win in the assembly polls in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.
Chief Minister asked party workers to make optimum use of this messaging system to target voters at the grassroots level, according to a Congress party release.
[Chd,Pb]Capt Amarinder Again Goes to PGI For Medical Tests The chief minister has been advised rest at home for 48 hours,
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh underwent routine medical tests at the PGI hospital
As per sources it is a follow-up Check after a bout of viral fever last week.
Doctors at PGI said all the tests were normal and the chief minister had slight weakness as he was making a full recovery.
All parameters were found to be stable in the tests conducted on him,