Punjab

Animal Husbandry Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu administers oath to newly elected Sarpanchs, Panchs, Zila Parishad, Block Samiti members

Punjab Tribune Bureau | January 11, 2019 04:31 PM

Punjab Government committed to decrease state’s debt burden: Balbir Singh Sidhu

 BARNALA: Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development and Labor minister Punjab Balbir Singh Sidhu, on Friday, said that Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh led government has been committed to trim down the state’s debt burden to develop Punjab as most prosperous state in India. He was here to administer oath to newly elected Zila Parishad and Block Samiti members as well as the representatives of Panchayats of the district.

               

While congratulating the newly elected representatives, he appealed them to work for the betterment of their respective villages and regions without any discrimination. He also lauded the efforts of district administration for conducting fair and peaceful elections. 

The Cabinet Minister said that under the able leadership of CM Captain Amarinder Singh, various schemes have been initiated by the Punjab government to tackle the issues like food adulteration, pollution, unemployment and economic development. He said that under the 'DAPO' campaign, the supply line of drugs has been blocked and all possible help was being given to the drug victims for rehabilitation purposes. He said that various new schemes for allied business including livestock, fishery, piggery and dairy have been introduced to create employment in Punjab.

        

       

Sidhu said that soon the new programs will be announced to reshape the development of Barnala district from various aspects. He said that awareness camps would be organized so that the farmers, laborers and other sections of the society could be benefitted from the schemes being run by the state government. He added said that recently illegal encroachment from 1,400 acres of panchayat land has been removed to enhance the revenue of Panchayat Department.

Replying to a question about the problem of stray animals, Animal Husbandry Minister Sidhu said that the 'sexed semen' has been introduced with the help of which, only female calves will be produced which would also monetarily benefit dairy farmers. He said that similarly efforts were being made to improve the condition of Gaushalas in the state so that stray animals could be maintained properly.

Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner Barnala Dharm Pal Gupta also congratulated newly elected representatives and assured that the district administration would provide all possible assistance to overcome the problems faced by Panchayats in their respective areas.

On this occasion, former MLA Kewal Singh Dhillon, former MLA Harchand Kaur Ghanauri, SSP Harjit Singh, ADC (G) Ruhi Dugg, ADC (D) Parveen Kumar, SDM Sandeep Kumar, Harkesh Chand Machhli Kalan among newly elected representatives were also present.                      

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