Will not relaxation until Punjab’s economic system is again on monitor: Amarinder

Tribune News Service

Mohali, August 15

Vowing to not relaxation until he had put the state’s economic system again on the monitor of development, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday introduced a slew of welfare measures for the folks, together with facilitation of one other six lakh jobs for youth over the subsequent two years, of which one lakh might be within the authorities sector, a press launch by the state authorities mentioned.

In his Independence Day tackle, the Chief Minister introduced that 50,000 authorities jobs might be offered to the youth within the monetary 12 months 2021 and one other 50,000 within the monetary 12 months 2022. He additionally introduced a digital mega job mela subsequent month with the goal of placement of 50,000 youth within the non-public sector

He identified that his authorities had already helped 13.60 lakh youth get gainful employment/self-employment beneath its flagship ‘Ghar Ghar Rozgar’ scheme.

While reiterating his authorities’s dedication to incentives for the trade to draw extra funding to the state, he mentioned Rs 63,000 crore funding had already been realised on the bottom with the potential of two lakh jobs within the state.

Over the subsequent few months, the federal government would additionally give debt reduction to the tune of Rs 520 crore to landless farmers and staff, mentioned the Chief Minister, declaring that Rs 4,700 crore had already been disbursed to five.62 lakh farmers beneath the debt waiver scheme of the federal government.

He additionally introduced that his authorities will quickly enact a brand new land leasing regulation, to safe land possession of the farmers and the rights of tenants on agriculture land.

Captain Amarinder additional mentioned that with the launch quickly of the Smart Ration Card scheme, as many as 1.41 crore beneficiaries would turn out to be eligible to get rations from truthful value retailers.

To additional increase the infrastructure of the state, the Chief Minister introduced the development of 1,300-km of state and nationwide highways with an funding of over Rs 12,000 crore within the subsequent two years.

While 28,830 km of rural hyperlinks roads had already been repaired over the past three years, the subsequent two years will see the restore of one other 6,162 km of hyperlink roads with an funding of Rs 834 crore, he mentioned, including that patchwork of an extra 17,000 km of hyperlink roads may even be undertaken at a price of Rs 82 crores.

Underlining the necessity to take Punjab again to its misplaced glory in sports activities, the Chief Minister introduced the development of 750 rural sports activities stadiums throughout the state within the subsequent two years.

He additionally introduced Rs 2,500 crore funding, over the subsequent two years, in Phase II of the Smart Village Campaign (SVC), for which Phase I overlaying 19,132 rural works has already been accomplished at a price of Rs 835 crores.

“All rural households of the state will have piped potable drinking water connections in the next two years,” he added.

Another Rs 1,046 crore might be spent beneath the Urban Environment Improvement Programme (UIEP) within the subsequent two years whereas efforts might be made to make the Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojna common, with protection of all rural and concrete households within the state for medical insurance of Rs 5 lakh every, Captain Amarinder mentioned.

“Though work on the Mata Tripata Mahila Yojana and the Mata Kasturba Manila Yojna, aimed at social and economic empowerment of women, had been delayed due to COVID-19, the schemes will soon be back on track,” mentioned the Chief Minister, including that his authorities would additionally quickly finalise a scheme for financial empowerment for individuals with disabilities.

Despite the financial slowdown ensuing from the pandemic, which led to 50 per cent decline in income assortment within the first quarter of the present 12 months, the state authorities had efficiently initiated a number of steps to fight the disaster, mentioned the Chief Minister.

Citing the significance of on-line training, Captain Amarinder mentioned 1.74 lakh Class XII college students of presidency colleges have been being given smartphones this 12 months to facilitate their training.

In addition to tax reduction and concessions for the trade, a number of waivers and deferments of charges, taxes and loans payable by the people had additionally been introduced, he mentioned. Timely pensions and money help had additionally been ensured for the poor and needy, mentioned the Chief Minister.

Expressing the arrogance that Punjab would efficiently overcome the COVID-19 pandemic, Captain Amarinder appealed to the folks to proceed to increase their wholehearted cooperation to his authorities to battle the disaster.

He urged them to take particular care of the aged, whereas making certain strict adherence to sporting of masks and different protocols, together with avoidance of enormous gatherings and frequent washing of fingers. Get yourselves examined the second you see any signs, he appealed to the folks, including that early testing was step one in direction of defeating the illness and successful the struggle.

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