Singh, kicked off his official engagements with a meeting with officials of Israel's Tyros International Group Ltd to discuss investments opportunities in the Punjab's infrastructure sector.
Singh, accompanied by a delegation of officials, reached Israel on a five-day visit beginning Sunday evening.
The prime minister was sympathetic to the problem of farmers, said Singh, who is pressing for Rs 100 per quintal compensation to farmers to check stubble burning.
Chief minister Amarinder Singh has also called a meeting of senior officers Monday to review arrangements to deal with flood-like situations, a spokesman of the Chief Minister's Office said here.
Singh called for improving connectivity on the Delhi-Amritsar-Katra expressway and the Anandpur Sahib-Naina Devi highway.
The Punjab chief minister even named some Congress leaders, whose names he had heard at camps after the riots.
Instead of rushing into a law or a provision that is intended to help the minorities but proves counter-productive, it would be wise for the Amarinder Singh-led government to build in due safeguards against its misuse
Even when seen from the narrow political terms, the Congress can only hope to have a short-term gains as the use religious sentiments for political purposes is more likely to help the Akali Dal and the BJP
The cabinet decided to table the bill for enactment in the Vidhan Sabha session, which is beginning tomorrow.
"I will knock on every door and leave no stone unturned to ensure we eliminate drugs from Punjab. We look forward to their help,” Singh said on Twitter.
With the Cabinet decision, the Punjab Governor has been authorised to convene the fifth session of the 15th Punjab Vidhan Sabha.
Singh also dismissed the entire affair as a "futile exercise" by a "sham" organisation to create trouble in India, particularly Punjab.
At the extended meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC), he also supported senior party leader P Chidambaram's views on the need for a broad-based alliance with other opposition parties.
Advocating more cooperation between the two states in areas of mutual interest, the governor mooted the establishment of an India International Centre-like setup in Chandigarh.
The chief minister also said that their identities will not be revealed.
The Punjab government had ordered mandatory dope test on all its employees including police officials.
There are almost 13,000 Gram Panchayats, 148 Block Samitis and 22 Zila Parishads in the state.
The court further observed that "while Punjab used to be number one state in many positive aspects, unfortunately it was occupying today the sad position in a negative sense on account of the drug menace."
The drug peddling is destroying entire generations and it deserves exemplary punishment, said the Chief Minister.
PM Modi will speak to farmers tomorrow via video conference on issues concerning them and the agriculture sector. He is likely to flag his government's schemes aimed at boosting their income.
Punjab CM Amarinder Singh seeks PM Modi's in the settlement of Rs 31,000 crore food account for procurement of wheat and paddy.
In separate letters to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan, Singh said the cash credit limit (CCL) gap cannot be solely attributed to the state of Punjab.
Addressing a two-day convention and exhibition on Rural Entrepreneurship and Innovation, organised by the Industries Department in collaboration with PHD Chamber, the chief minister stressed the need to motivate youth to shift towards self-employment under the government's startup programme.
The Punjab Cabinet, led by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, today paved the way for easing building rules to give further boost to the construction industry, while facilitating better urban planning and development in the state.
His Congress colleague Partap Singh Bajwa and Aam Aadmi Party's Kanwar Sandhu also expressed their grief and targeted External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for misleading the families of those who had died.