Newly appointed Punjab agriculture minister Tota Singh has said he would give top priority to health, higher education and basic development in rural areas of his constituency Dharamkot, a rural and most backward constituency.
He made a particular reference of the unfinished development works in the villages situated on the banks of Sutlej river known as bet areas.
His priority would be to ensure safe drinking water in the villages, the minister said on Friday. His endeavour was to establish a government college for girls, the minister said.
The minister also said the SAD-BJP alliance government would take all possible steps to raise the income of small farmers so that their debt burden could be reduced.
He also stated that subsidies on power and canal water will continue and his priority would be to promote cooperative system which could lend out agriculture equipment like tractor and paddy transplanters to small farmers.