Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal told The Indian Express that Punjab would go into an overdraft on Wednesday because of the fiscal situation arising out of non-payment of GST compensation to the tune of Rs 4,100 crore by Centre to the state.
It has ordered reverification of the beneficiaries who have been paid Rs 2,500 per acre for not burning paddy straw and has also made more stringent the process to seek compensation and the claim’s verification. The Indian Express explains:
The family of a Dalit labourer who died days after he was mercilessly thrashed and forced to drink own urine, ended their protest after Punjab government Monday announced a compensation of Rs 20 lakh, government job to the victim’s wife and free education for their three children. The state government also announced a probe into […]
Following a Supreme Court order directing three states to compensate farmers who have refrained from burning paddy stubble on their fields, Punjab government is paying Rs 2,500 per acre. The Indian Express explains how the government is zeroing in on those managed the stubble in an environment friendly way
The government has so far disbursed Rs 19.09 crore to 29,343 non-basmati paddy cultivating small and marginal farmers who did not burn the paddy residue, as per the information it submitted in the Supreme Court Friday.
The corridor is rather a small band-aid on that wound, still hurting somewhere, even after 72 years. Not that the people have forgotten the trouble-torn days of militancy in Punjab. They are cautious, yet they want free access to the other side, at least the Gurdwara associated with Guru Nanak Dev.
In the first three days after the Corridor was thrown open by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Indian side and his Pakistan counterpart Imran Khan on November 9, only 971 devotees visited the shrine at Kartarpur, the final resting place of Guru Nanak in Narowal district of neighboring country’s Punjab province.
The members of delegation landed in India after November 5 and have since then been staying at a hotel in Amritsar. They would leave for Sultanpur Lodhi on Monday to participate in the function of 550th-year celebrations on Tuesday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the first jatha led by Akal Takht jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh, and prominent leaders including former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, from near the Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Gurdaspur.
With this amendment, six Congress legislators - Amrinder Singh Raja Warring, Kuljit Singh Nagra, Sangat Singh Gilzian, Inderbir Singh Bolaria, Kushaldeep Dhillon and Tarsem Singh DC - will not be disqualified for holding the office of profit.