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Tubewell connections to be on-demand after six months: Sukhbir

punjab Updated: Feb 27, 2014 19:06 IST
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Deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal laid the foundation stones of sewerage projects worth more than Rs 65 crore at Kot Ise Khan, Nihal Singh Wala and Badni Kalan on Thursday.

He claimed that that due to the exorbitant hike in diesel, fertiliser, pesticides and agriculture inputs coupled with the non remunerative MSP, all problems that he attributed the Central government, the peasantry of the state was on the verge of starvation and staring at economic disaster.

"To ensure development of the state, Narendra Modi is the option," he claimed.

He announced that tubewell connections to farmers would be provided on demand after six months as the state had become power surplus after commissioning of the new power plants in the state.

"The state government will provide development grant amounting to Rs 100 crore to each constituency over the two years," he claimed.

We have released more than 1 lakh tubewell connections this month. New agricultural power connections will be installed on-demand on the pattern of the domestic supply connections with the commissioning of two new thermal plants in the state."

He added that the state was incurring an additional burden Rs 6,000 crore a year for giving free power to farmers, but this facility would continue to provide relief to the farming community.

Member of parliament Bibi Parmjit Kaur Gulshan, former agriculture minister Jathedar Tota Singh, Punjab Health Systems' Corporation chairman Barjinder Singh Brar chairman, MLA Rajwinder Kaur Bhagike, SGPC member Jagraj Singh Daudhar and former MLA Ajit Singh Shant were present.