The Punjab government had said that it had adopted the farmers from the “model village” of Kalar Majri in Patiala district and given them infrastructure and required incentives.
The plan has been drawn up by the Department of Science, Technology and Environment, on the direction of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh -- who has also appealed to farmers to abstain from burning the agricultural residue.
This scale of investments was not provided for urban development in the past, the union minister said.
Copies of the letter issued in this regard by the Ministry of Home Affairs along with the 'Flag Code of India, 2002' has been sent to division and deputy commissioners, an official spokesman said.
Bharti Foundation will be collaborating with the Punjab government under the 'Satya Bharti Abhiyan', Vijay Chadda, CEO, Bharti Foundation, said here.
The authorities had earlier suspended the services to prevent rumours from being spread, ahead of the court verdict against Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, who was convicted by a CBI court in Panchkula on Friday in a 15- year-old rape case.
There was no report of any violence in Haryana since yesterday even as security forces remained on alert.
As many as 80 buses bound for neighboring states were suspended today in view of the violence that erupted yesterday in Haryana and Punjab after the rape conviction of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, a government official said.
The debt burden and other grain procurement related issues were raised by Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh at a meeting with Union Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan.
The Punjab government wants the Centre to increase the state's borrowing limit by Rs 10,000 crore to fund the debt waiver scheme
According to the Punjab government, the ITC food park would generate around 5,000 jobs for the people of the state.
Speaking at the Independence Day celebrations here after unfurling the national flag, the chief minister also announced the launch of a recruitment campaign for the government sector to fill all critical vacant posts.
Despite plentiful rains in most parts of the country, monsoon has been patchy in some areas of Punjab and Maharashtra, prompting the two state governments to initiate steps to stop pest attacks.
Mahindra & Mahindra Managing Director Pawan Goenka during his meeting with the chief minister said that his group was keenly interested in promoting electric vehicles in Punjab. He suggested a scheme to bring in electric taxis to propagate green energy and generate employment in the state.
Eight states including Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Bihar have delayed the approval of project reports for flood control
The Punjab Assembly today passed a Bill to enable hotels, restaurants and other notified places near highways in the state to supply alcohol.
There are three-four concerns on the GST, one is unleashing of Inspector Raj. To enforce compliance of the provisions, unrestricted powers have been given to inspectors under the garb of anti-profiteering clause.
The education sector got a huge boost in the state budget this year with Rs 21 crore earmarked for reforming the infrastructure of primary schools.
After Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh, Punjab waives off loans. In an interview to CNBC-TV18, MR Rao, MD & CEO of Bharat Financial Inclusion spoke about the share of loans in UP, Maharashtra and Punjab.
After Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh, Punjab waives off loans. In an interview to CNBC-TV18, HP Singh, Founder & MD of Satin Creditcare Network gave the reality check.
Speaking at the Assembly, the chief minister noted the move would benefit 10.25 lakh farmers, including 8.75 lakh farmers up to 5 acres.
He said former chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal were "responsible" for this contract.
Opposition parties -- Aam Aadmi Party, Shiromani Akali Dal and BJP -- have been demanding immediate dismissal of Irrigation and Power Minister Rana Gurjit Singh over allegations of "impropriety".
The inquiry has been handed over to Justice (Retd) J S Narang, who would submit his report within one month.
In his condolence message, the Punjab chief minister said Gill's role in restoring peace and stability to Punjab cannot be undermined or forgotten.