On Republic Day, Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh Recalled the historic moment in 1950, when India adopted its Constitution. CM said govt has decided to waive of the loans up to Rs. 50000 of Punjab farmers. CM also appealed to the states’ farmers not to commit suicide saying his government is committed to the total implementation of its farm debt waiver programme by November 2018. On the occasion of Republic Day after hoisting the Tricolor and saluting it, Capt Amrinder Singh assured that 10.25 lakh farmers are covered by the debt waiver scheme and would receive the benefits by November this year. Chief Minister announced a development grant of Rs 45 crore for rural areas and Rs 5 crore for urban areas over and above the Rs 100 crore already announced by him for the upgrade of infrastructure in both urban and rural segments of the district. Listing out the various initiatives taken by his government to bring about the development, Capt Amarinder inaugurated a Rs 2000 crore project to repair 16,000 km rural link roads. This was the first time that the state government was investing such a huge amount for the development of rural link roads, he added.Government also took the initiative other scheme for the needy people, in which two lakh people would start getting the benefits of 20 different schemes of the government from today onwards. Amarinder also launched the e-POS scheme to cover the state’s fair price shops to replace the earlier blue card system for distribution of atta-dal. The Chief Minister lauded the visually and hearing and speech impaired students who participated in the parade and presented a taekwondo show. He announced Rs 1 lakh per school/college which participated in the cultural function, from the CM’s fund.The CM honoured freedom fighters and their families with shawls and sweets. He also honoured 67 eminent personalities from different walks of life for their outstanding contributions in their respective fields.
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