Akali Dal protested against the higher electricity bills of SC / BC householders. Akali MLA came in the house wearing black attires. Akali MLA fixed electricity bills on their black attires. Congress MLA Raja warring pointing out the private bus transporters warned the government must take stern action against rash and negligent drivers. Citing an incident he asked the government to take the action against guilty drivers or just cancel the permits of all such drivers. Former Minister Bikram Singh Majithia says the joint action committee employees are protesting outside the Vidhan Sabha to press upon their demands. Their demands are long time pending.
They are facing frustration and humiliation. He said he urges the Cabinet Minister Brahm Mahindra to call them and give them proper hearing. Akali Dal MLAs walk towards well of the house and shouting slogans against the government as MLA Pawan Tinu wanted to speak on high electricity bills. The Akali Dal stage walk out in zero hour. Aam Aadmi Party MLA Kanwar Sandhu raised the issue of exploitation of youths by unscrupulous travel agents in the state during call attention. Cabinet Minister Brahm Mahindra assured the stern action against such elements and suggested parents not to come in the trap of such unscrupulous travel agents.
MLA Aam Aadmi Party Aman Arora raised the issue of problem of American Bulls , cows , stray animals and stray dogs in the state during call attention. Arora also showed a video referring the incident that took place due to the stray animals menace. Replying the question of AAP MLA , the Animal Husbandry , Fisheries and Dairy Development Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu affirmed that the menace of stray animals in rural and urban areas was really a serious problem. The minister in his reply said that the government established cattle ponds in each district after identifying a minimum of 25 acres of Panchayati land to keep around 2000 stray animals per cattle pond which were being managed by ‘District Animal Welfare Societies’ constituted under the chairmanship of concerned deputy commissioners. At present , around 10, 593 cattle was being managed in these cattle ponds, he added. He further said that an interim amount of Rs. 10 lakhs has been released to cattle ponds of each district from cattle fairs fund of Rural Development and Panchayat Department. He said that there were 418 Gaushalas registered with Punjab Gau Sewa Commission in the state which were run by NGOs with the help of donors. Around 1.71 lakh cattle were being managed in these Gaushalas , he added. He said that the notification regarding cow cess had been issued by 96 bodies out of 10 municipal corporations and 157 local bodies till now.
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