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Sukhbir: State not far from new industrial, agriculture revolution

punjab Updated: Feb 24, 2014 23:27 IST
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Deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Monday asserted that Punjab was not far from achieving new industrial and agriculture revolution since it had put in place all the requisite infrastructure for this purpose.

Presiding over sangat darshans in villages of Sardulgarh, he claimed that power, road and air connectivity, necessary land and instant approvals and permissions to industrial and agro-based units were the engines of growth and prosperity, which have become reality in Punjab with the constant efforts of the SAD-BJP government during the past seven years.

He also claimed that power-surplus Punjab is all set to make rapid strides in industry and farming sector that will further give a boost to fiscal health of the state.

Sukhbir said, “The state government was releasing tubewell connections to farmers who had applied before 2007 and have less than 5 acres of land that would also help bring a new agriculture revolution to the state. The SAD-BJP government has put Punjab on the track of development that would get more momentum after the formation of NDA government at the Centre. We have also laid complete road network in the state and within two years all the major roads will have 4 or 6-lane network. We are focusing on all fields, including necessary scholarships under various schemes, upgrading the standard of hospitals besides implementing Bhagat Puran Singh Insurance Scheme for providing free treatment to the needy.”

The deputy chief minister held sangat darshans at several villages and distributed developmental grants besides utensils for common use and sports kits.