SUKHBIR SINGH BADAL KICK STARTS 16 PROJECTS
MAJITHA (AMRITSAR), JANUARY 25
The border district of Amritsar today witnessed a "development
wave" as Member Parliament and Working President of SAD (B),
Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal today laid the foundation stone of 16
projects in Majitha constituency District Amritsar, to be completed
at the cost of Rs. 32 crores.
In a whirlwind tour of Amritsar district, Mr. Sukhbir Singh
Badal accompanied by Mr. Bikram Singh Majithia, Information &
Public Relations Minister Punjab laid the foundation stone of
220 KV power grid sub station at Majitha and three 66 KV sub stations
at Nag Kalan, Wadala Veeram and Dhade to be constructed at the
cost of Rs. 22 crores to strengthen the power distribution infrastructure
in the border district. The work of setting power stations in
the constituency would be completed within 2 years. With the commissioning
of grid sub stations at least 40 villages in the region would
get quality and reliable electricity supply. Mr. Badal also laid
the foundation stone of a sub tehsil office at Majitha to be constructed
at the cost of Rs. 30 lac.
Power is the lifeline of an economy so our Government has given
priority to the generation of power to make the State strong in
both agriculture and industry, said Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal. Punjab
Goverment is making special effort to make the State power surplus
during the next five years as Rs. 12948 crore, one third of the
total allocation of the 11th plan, have been assigned to the power
sector, he informed while interacting with media persons here
Mr. Sukhbir said that the State presently had an availability
of 6000 MW of power while the demand was 9000 MW but the Government
is anxious to double its capacity with in next three years to
make it a power-surplus state. To bridge the huge gap between
demand and supply, the Punjab State Electricity Board is going
to install 1800 MW Thermal Power Plant at the Talwandi Sabo for
which basic an mandatory studies have been completed. Similarly
for Goindwal Sahib Thermal Project, notification for actuation
of land has been issued by the Government. In addition, 1320 MW
Coal based Thermal Power Plant at Rajpura would come on BOO(Build,
Operate and Own) basis. Also for development Thermal Power Plant
at Hazipur in Mukerian and Abhor sites have been identified. In
addition, Punjab has share in 5 ultra mega power projects.
Laying emphasis on quality education of children of rural areas
Mr. Sukhbir Badal laid the foundation stone of 5 NABARD schools,
one Airtell school and one Government school at Nag Kalan, Bhangali
Kalan, Chawinda Devi, Mattewal, Ram Diwali, Chananke and Kotla
Sultan Singh to constructed at the cost of Rs. 2.90 crore.
Strengthening the Agro Marketing system and to disseminate agri-expertise
Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal also laid the foundation stone of Krishi
Vigyan Kendra at Nag Kalan and 3 grain markets at Sohian Kalan,
Wadal Veeram and Dhade to be constructed at the cost of Rs. 3
crore and Rs. 2.60 crore respectively.
Punjab would soon have surplus power, revamped irrigation system,
Adarsh schools, more number of teachers, better health facilities,
clean drinking water, improved roads and sewerage project under
World Bank funding, claimed Mr. Sukhbir Badal. The Government
would observed year 2008 as the year of employment and development,
he said, adding that laying four lane express ways would be his
Mr. Gulzar Singh Ranike, Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development
and Fishery Minister Punjab announced that the Punjab Government
has chalkedout a plan to set up new Veterinary Hospitals and Poly
Clinics and upgrade the existing infrastructure with the cost
of Rs. 30 crore. He also announced to set up a Veterinary Hospital
at Village Harrian (Majitha).
Mr. Navjot Singh Sidhu , Member Parliament announced a grant
of Rs. 1.75 crore for the developmental works to be spent within
next 6 months in Majitha constituency. He also declared Rs. 2
lacs for Youth Club of village Mattewal.
Mr. Bikram Singh Majithia, Public Health and Information &
Public Relations Minister Punjab given details of projects. Mr.
Rajmohinder Singh Majitha, Member Rajya Sabha, Mr. Hardev Singh
Mattewal, Advocate General also addressed, on this occasion Mr.
Amarpal Singh Boni, Mr. Dalbir Singh Verka, Mr. Manjit Singh all
MLAs, Bhai Manjit Singh, Senior Vice President SAD (B) were also
BADAL RELEASES PATIALA KALA PRISHAD'S
CHANDIGARH JANUARY 25:
Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal released a 'Gurmat
Diary' in the form of table calendar for the year 2008 published
by Patiala Kala Prishad here at Punjab Bhawan late last evening.
Disclosing this here today a spokesman of the Punjab government
said that the Gurmat Diary had 365 leaves with pictures of historical
Gurdwaras of the Patiala district alongwith Gurbani quotes from
Sri Guru Granth Sahib on every leaf and its foreword had been
written by SGPC Jathedar Avtar Singh Makkar.
Lauding the initiative of the Patiala Kala Prishad for bringing
out this unique publication, Mr.Badal said that it would be useful
for everyone to start one's daily routine by seeking direction
from the 'Shabad Guru'.
Prominent amongst others who were present on the occasion included
Local Government & Industries Minister Manoranjan Kalia, Chief
Secretary RI Singh, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister DS Guru,
Director Information & Public Relations Tejveer Singh besides
Mr.SK Ahluwalia and Mr.DS Grewal, Commissioner Patiala Division
& President and Deputy Commissioner Patiala & Vice President
of Patiala Kala Prishad and an eminent writer Prof.Achru Singh.
Dr. Dharminder Singh, Head Business Management Department, Mata
Gujri Collage, Fatehgarh Sahib.
INFORMATION & PUBLIC RELATIONS DEPARTMENT,
MAJITHA (AMRITSAR), JANUARY 25:
Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal, Member Parliament and Acting Chief
of SAD (B) during his visit to Majitha informed the people that
the former Deputy Prime Minister and the Senior BJP Leader, Mr.
L.K.Advani met the French President Mr. Sarkozi, this afternoon
at Oberoi Hotel, New Delhi and raised the turban issue with him.
The Senior Leader brought home the religious sentiments of the
Sikh Community attached to the turban. He tried to convince the
French President that ignoring this issue would hurt the sentiments
of sikh community all over the world and stressed on the permission
to wear turban be granted to the Sikhs. Mr. Sukhbir Badal appreciated
Mr. Advani's initiative and revealed that he to had met the hon'ble
Prime Minister of India on the same issue.
Mr. Navjot Singh Sidhu, Member Parliament, Mr. Rattan Singh
Ajnala, MP and Mr. Bikram Singh Majithia, Information & Public
Relations Minister Punjab also appreciated Mr. Advani's initiative.