Union minister for food processing industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal said here on Friday that the NDA government’s one-year rule at the Centre has pulled the country out of the quagmire of corruption.
Interacting with mediapersons during a sangat darshan programme in a village here, she said that during the regime of the Congress-led UPA government every almost minister was embroiled in a scam while the Narendra Modi government has curbed corruption to a great extent.
She gave cheques worth rs 20 crore to various panchayats at Harraipur village as compensation for the land acquired for the four-laning of the Bathinda-Amritsar road (NH-15).
Compensation worth Rs 364 crore is being given for the land acquired for the project of which Rs 197.3 crore have already been disbursed by SDM-cum-land acquisition collector Damanjit Singh Maan.
The minister gave Rs 4.13 lakh to Bhokhra village panchayat, Rs 57.06 lakh Harraipur panchayat, Rs 43.41 lakh to Goniana Kalan panchayat, Rs 3.50 lakh to Goniana Khurd panchayat, Rs 12.55 lakh to Gill Patti panchayat and Rs 79.85 lakh to Balahar Vinju panchayat.
Addressing a gathering, she said that the NDA government has introduced many schemes for the upliftment of the poor sections of the society and following this the Punjab government too is constantly providing benefits to poor through various schemes.
She added that a committee of government officers will visit various villages for pension schemes ensuring that no genuine beneficiary is left without pension. She said that starting from June 1 onwards, poor families will get ration for six months.
She listened to the problems of villagers at Gill Patti, Goniana Khurd, Harraipur, Mehma Sarkari, Kothe Lakhi Jungle, Balahar Mehma, Kothe Sandhwan and Kothe Lal Singh during sangat darshan programmes and disbursed grants worth lakhs for various developmental works.