CM REGRETS TO FAIL TO ATTENT SHOBHA YATTRA
DUE TO SOME TECHNICAL SNAG IN CHOPPER
CHANDIGARH FEBRUARY 20, 2008
Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal was unable to take
off for Jalandhar to participate in 'Shobha Yattra' being organized
to celebrate 631st birth anniversary of Sri Guru Ravi Dass Ji,
due to some major technical snag developed in Chopper at Delhi
Disclosing this here today Advisor to Chief Minister, Mr. Daljit
Singh Cheema informed that the Chief Minister waited for a long
at Delhi Air Port and tried for some other alternate arrangements,
which could not be materialized. Mr. Chema said that Chief Minister
regretted for not being able to attend this auspicious occasion.
He however conveyed his felicitations to the people of Punjab
and the organizers of this Shobha Yattra.
PUNJAB GOVT. CONSTITUTES STATE PLANNING
Chandigarh, February 20, 2008
The Punjab Government today constituted the State Planning Board
under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister, Punjab Mr. Parkash Singh
Badal. Prof. J.S. Bajaj would be the Vice-Chairman whereas all
Ministers and all Parliament Members of the State would be the
Members of this Board.
Disclosing this here today a spokesman of the Punjab Government
said that the other members to the Board include Chairman of Advisory
Committee to Chief Minister, Chief Secretary, Principal Secretary
Finance and Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Punjab. The
Secretary Planning would be the Member Secretary.
He added that the other non-official members inducted into the
Board are Sh. S.P. Oswal, Vardhman Industries, Ludhiana (from
Industry), Dr. G. S. Kalkat, former Vice Chancellor and Dr. Manjit
Singh Kang, V.C.,P.A.U, Ludhiana (Agriculture), Dr. R.C. Sobti,
V.C. Punjab University, Chandigarh (Education), Dr. P.S. Rana
, IAS (Retd.), Ex-Chairman, HUDCO, Mr. P.P. Chauhan, Ex-Secretary.
Government of India and Mr. G.S. Tewatia, Chief Engineer (Retd.).
The term of Punjab State Planning Board would be for a period
of five years i.e. from 12-4-2007 to 11-4-2012 and the term of
Prof J.S. Bajaj, Vice Chairman would be for the period from 5-5-2007
to 4-5-2012 whereas the term of non-official members is fixed
for a period of two years, he added.
He said that the State Planning Board would make an assessment
of the material and human resources of the state including technical
personnel and investigate the possibilities of augmenting such
of these resources as are found to be deficient in relation to
the State requirements. It would also formulate a long-term prospective
plan for the most effective and balanced utilization of the State’s
resources and also evolve short-term strategy (Five Year Plan)
for planned development, examination of different approaches so
as to evolve a maximum growth rate, keeping in view the need for
He further added that the Board would identify factors which tend
to retard economic and social development of the State and determine
conditions to the established for successful execution of the
plans and review the progress of implementation of the plan programme
and recommend such adjustments in policies and measures as the
review any indicate. It would also assist district authorities
in formulating their development plans within the spheres in which
such planning was considered useful and feasible and to coordinate
these plans with the State plans.
The Planning Board would also make such interim or ancillary recommendations
as appear to be appropriate either for facilitating the discharge
of the duties assigned to it, or on a consideration of the prevailing
economic conditions, current policies, measures and development
programmes, or on examination of such specific problems as maybe
referred to it for advice by the Govt, he said.
PUNJAB CM GREETS PEOPLE ON THE PARKASH
UTSAV OF SRI GURU RAVIDAS JI
CHANDIGARH FEBRUARY 20, 2008
Punjab Chief Minister Mr.Parkash Singh Badal today felicitated
the people of the State on the 631st ‘Parkash Utsav’
of Sri Guru Ravidas ji- a great spiritual ambassador and messiah
of the poor and unprivileged sections of the society.
In a message, Mr. Badal said that Sri Guru Ravidas ji preached
the gospels of love, compassion, mutual tolerance, universal brotherhood
and oneness of mankind through his life and philosophy. He said
that Sri Guru Ravidas made concerted efforts for bringing social
equality thereby eradicating the evil of castism from the society.
His significant contribution towards carving out the casteless
and classless society would ever be remembered.
Mr. Badal further said that Sri Guru Ravidas propagated the values
of humanism through his teachings, which were still relevant in
the materialistic world. He appealed the people to follow the
path shown by the great Guru and exhorted them to make endeavour
to ameliorate the lot of poor and downtrodden thereby bridging
the gap between have and have-nots for the creation of an egalitarian
society- the ultimate goal cherished by Guru ji.
The Chief Minister appealed the people to celebrate the ‘Parkash
Utsav’ of Guru ji collectively rising above the parochial
considerations of caste, creed, colour and religion.
ROTATIONAL IRRIGATION PROGRAMME FOR RABI SEASON ANNOUNCED
Chandigarh, February 20, 2008
The Irrigation Department, Punjab has announced the Rotational
Programme for irrigation for the Rabi Season through Canal water
from 23rd February to 1st March, 2008. The channels of Sirhind
Canal System would run on priority basis from Patiala feeder,
Abohar Branch, Bhatinda Branch, Bist Doab Canal and Sidhwan Branch
Disclosing this here today a spokesman of the irrigation department
said that direct distributaries of Ghaggar link and its off taking
channels i.e. Ghaggar Branch and Patiala Minor in Group 'B' being
in the Ist preference will run to their indent. Balance water
supplies available will be utilised in direct distributaries of
Bhakra main line of Group 'A'.
The spokesman further said that the Punjab channels off taking
from Harika and Ferozepur Head Works & Branches i.e. Abohar
Branch off taking from Sirhind Feeder and its distributaries of
group "B" would run on first preference to their indent.
Balance water supplies available would be utilised in direct distributaries
of Sirhind Feeder in Group "A".
The spokesman also said that the channels off taking from Upper
Bari Doab Canal i.e. Lahore Branch with its distributaries being
in first Preference would run to their indent, Balance Surplus
water available would be utilised in Main Branch lower, Kasur
Branch Lower, Sabraon Branch and with its distributaries.