BADAL CALLS ON UNION HOME MINISTER SEEKS PROMPT REVISION
OF NORMS UNDER CRF
CHANDIGARH NOVEMBER 20, 2008
Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today sought a comprehensive
package of Rs.14.61 crore for the next of kin of 788 persons killed
during President rule in the state. Mr. Badal raised this issue
when he called on Union Home Minister Mr. Shivraj V. Patil in his
office at New Delhi.
Giving the details of the meeting Chief Minister's Media Advisor
Mr. Harcharan Bains said that Mr. Badal also asked the Union Home
Minister to grant Rs.116 crore for setting up of Mega City Policing
facility in Ludhiana and Amritsar.
One of the major issues raised by Mr. Badal pertained to police
verification of passengers traveling by bus to Lahore. Mr. Badal
said that this requirement should be dispensed with.
Referring to the issue of the construction of Modern Jail at Faridkot,
Mr. Badal also demanded the release of Rs.103 crore as one time
grant for the improvement of the Jail Infrastructure in the State.
The Chief Minister sought Mr. Patil's personal intervention for
releasing capital grant of Rs. 140 crore for Maharaja Ranjit Singh
Police University and Rs. 92.86 crore for the provision of Sewerage
and Drinking Water facility in eleven towns of Boder District of
Punjab under BADP scheme. Mr. Badal also asked to issue the NOC
for the proposed MoU to be signed with the province of British Colombia
(Canada), covering the areas of Skill development and education
by the State Government.
To mitigate the inconvenience caused to the farmers engaged in
agricultural activities across the fence along with the Indo-Pak
Border the compensation at the rate of Rs. 5000/- per acre to be
released. This would entail a liability of only Rs. 9.25 crore.
The Chief Minister also took up the issue with Mr. Patil to immediately
revise the existing norms of Calamity Relief Funds (CRF) to enhance
the assistance for Crop damaged; from Rs. 4000 to Rs. 15000/- per
hectare, for house hold goods; from Rs.1000/- to Rs.50,000/- and
for cattle from Rs. 20 to Rs. 50 per day, as the farmers of Punjab
being a major agrarian state had to face the brunt of the vagaries
Mr. Patil assured the Chief Minister that he would soon convene
the meeting of the officers to resolve all these issues raised by
Mr. Badal on the top priority.
AVTAR SINGH HIT ATTACKS SHEELA DIKSHIT
GOVERNMENT FOR COLLUDING WITH POWER DISTRIBUTION COMPANIES TO ROB
Chandigarh November 20, 2008
Mr. Avtar Singh Hit BJP-SAD candidate from Rajouri Garden seat
today launched a scathing attack on Sheela Dikshit Congress Government
for mortgaging the interests of poor public of New Delhi to the
private electricity distribution companies.
Addressing gatherings in Rajouri Garden, Khayala, Vishnu Garden,
Tagore Garden and Mukharji Park accompanied by local and Punjab
BJP-SAD leaders, Mr. Hit said that wrong affidavit submitted by
electricity distribution company for Rajouri Garden area BSES has
exposed the fact that the company in collusion with Sheela Dikshit
government was robbing the general public of Rajouri Garden. He
said that without any statutory power company raised the ctric tariff
thrice during last five years whereas people hardly received power
supply during peak summers.
The wrong affidavit submitted by the BSES has clearly exposed
the fact that the company was running operations in Delhi under
the direct patronage of Sheila Dikshit Government for a consideration
and Chief Minister herself responsible for aiding, abetting and
facilitating the company to loot innocent citizens of Delhi. He
demanded that an FIR be registered against Sheila Dikshit and BSES
top brass for defrauding the public.
Mr. Hit said that an independent enquiry be launched against the
company as fast running meters of the company that were approved
by Sheela Dikshit Government for a consideration. He also demanded
that extra money charged by the company due to fast running meters
and also because of wrong revision of power tariff be refunded to
the public without delay.
Accusing the Congress Government for mismanagement of power and
water distribution sectors, Mr. Hit said that the people of Delhi
were being forced to live in a hell due to shortage of power and
irregular supply of water in the colonies of Delhi. He said that
local congress candidate from Rajouri Dayanand Chandela despite
having two members from his family as MC councilors failed to upgrade
civic amenities for the area.
Promising uninterrupted power supply by canceling the contract
of electricity distribution companies Mr. Hit said that BJP-SAD
government would provide inverter free life to the people of capital.
The BJP-SAD candidate said that his government was committed to
tackle ever rising prices to provide basic necessities at affordable
rates. He regretted that today common cannot afford Dal-Roti due
to ever shooting prices of wheat, Dals and vegetables.
Earlier Mr. Hit had thousands of voters through out the day during
his extensive padyatra of all the four blocks of Rajouri Garden.
It may be mentioned that all the cabinet members of SAD-BJP Government
are fanning through out Delhi campaigning for candidates of BJP
Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal, President Shiromani Akali Dal, Mr. Bikram
Singh Maithia Cabinet Minister Punjab, S. Daljit Singh Cheema General
Secretary SAD & Punjab CM's Advisor, S. Avtar Singh Makkar President
SGPC and Bibi Jagir Kaur former President SGPC are campaigning day
and night to ensure victory of BJP-SAD candidates.
SES organize Jathedar
Gurcharan Singh Tohra Memorial Awards Function
The Sikh Educational Society, Sector 26, Chandigarh is organizing
Jathedar Gurcharan Singh Tohra Memorial Awards Function at 10.30a.m.
on Saturday, 22nd November 2008 in the SGGS College Complex (Multipurpose
Hall) to honour prominent personalities who performed a stellar
role in the educational, cultural, social and religious field during
the recent past.
S. Hira Singh Gabria, Jails, Cultural Affairs, Tourism and Printing
& Stationary Minister, Punjab will preside over the function
and Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal, the internationally renowned environmentalist
will the Guest of Honour.
AMRITSAR TO HOST NORTH
INDIA'S BIGGEST INTERNATIONAL EXPO
Chandigarh November 20, 2008
The Punjab state would host Punjab International Trade Expo PITEX
2008 to be organized by PHD Chamber at Amritsar from December 3
to December 7. The event would render an integrated approach to
serve as a generator of economic growth and development to help
achieve the country's overall economic development objectives.
Disclosing this here today a spokesman of the Punjab Government
said that this would be the biggest international exposition in
the whole of North India and would give ample opportunities to industry,
entrepreneurs and corporate sectors from within the country and
various south- Asian countries to flourish further and showcase
their vast potential. He further said that PITEX 2008 would have
a world class infrastructure to accommodate a large number of Exhibitors,
business and government delegates from both within the country and
overseas. More than one lac business and general visitors are expected
to visit the event. Adding further he said that during these five
days more than 100 exhibitors and around 1000 visitors per day are
expected from Pakistan alone.