CM CONGRATULATES CHEEMA FOR PRESENTING PEOPLE’S BUDGET

DESCRIBES IT AS A ROADMAP FOR NEW PUNJAB

ANNOUNCES TO FULFILL ALL THE GUARANTEES SOON

Chandigarh, June 27:Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann today hailed the Tax free budget of the state government for the year 2022-23 presented by the Finance Minister Harpal Cheema in Vidhan Sabha and described it as a roadmap for New Punjab.

“I congratulate Finance Minister Harpal Cheema for presenting the historic budget made in consultation with the common man” said the Chief Minister.

Terming the Budget as a balanced, development oriented and reflective of pro-people policies of the state government, the Chief Minister, in a statement issued today, said that this people’s budget has been made to bring revolution in sectors of education, health, agriculture and commerce. He said that the government will soon fulfil all the guarantees promised with the people. Bhagwant Mann said that drastic reforms will be visible soon in the fiscal sector.

The Chief Minister said that budget aims at serving the weakest of the weak and poorest of the poor sections of society in the right earnest. He said that the budget was the outcome of the pragmatic approach of the state government to achieve the objective of overall development and progress of the state and prosperity of its people in a holistic manner. Bhagwant Mann further said that the budget will certainly boost the tempo of all-round development of the state be it in the sector of Agriculture, Industry, Infra structure, Power, Education, Health besides empowering the women and weaker sections of the society.

The Chief Minister said that budget for technical education has been enhanced by 48% to impart technical education to youth for opening new vistas of self employment for them and Rs 9449 crore has been kept for strengthening law and order of state. Likewise he said that enhancing budget of Medical Education and Research by 57%, that of Youth and youth services department by 52%, health department by 24%, employment generation by 32%, Industry and commerce by 48% will give impetus to growth and progress of state. Bhagwant Mann said that budget for construction of 16 Medical colleges, transformation of government schools into schools of eminence, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Haryawal Lehar, construction of 45 ultra modren bus stands will go a long way in development of state.

The Chief Minister envisioned the current budget as a milestone which will go a long way in setting new parameters of growth and development to take the state to the new zenith thereby cherishing aspirations of people of Punjab to realize the goal of New Punjab in near future. Bhagwant Mann expressed hope that the new budget will also bring in far more financial discipline with economic prudence in narrowing down the fiscal deficit with a focus on the enhancement of revenue through resource mobilization. Highly appreciating the budget proposals for 2022-23, he said that special allocation of funds to combat the problem of drug abuse besides making budgetary provisions for health, education, eradication of unemployment amongst youth and path breaking steps to be taken to keep the fiscal stress in check had been incorporated in the budget, which speak volumes of state government's commitment to take on these issues on war footing.

The Chief Minister said that with the new budget our state will now reach the zenith of glory in terms of development and prosperity. He envisioned the current budget as a roadmap for the revival of industrial sector and imparting fresh impetus to the stagnated agrarian economy of the state.

================================

Dairy farming has potential to strengthen cooperative movement: Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal

Dairy Development Minister emphasizes adoption of Domestic Dairy Farming

Meets representatives of Amul Dairy from Gujarat

Chandigarh, June 27:With a view to give boost to the dairy development sector in Punjab as per the directions of the Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, the Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development and Fisheries Minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal today met the Board of Directors of Anand Milk Union Limited (Gujarat) better known as Amul. The Minister expressed keen desire to learn from the best practices of the 'Amul Dairy' so as to benefit over 3 lakh dairy farmers in the State.

The main rationale behind the meeting was to encourage the Punjab dairy farmers, associated with 7300 Milk Societies run by VERKA, to adopt the innovative marketing strategies of Amul to ensure value addition to their products besides introducing some new ones.

Emphasizing the concept of Domestic Milk Farming, the Minister said that this sphere has futuristic dimensions and its potential needs to be harnessed to boost dairy farming consequently strengthening the Cooperative movement. "Women especially must be encouraged to go for this novel concept as it would go a long way in augumenting the income of the family apart from empowering them", said the Minister adding that milk farming Sector has the capability to do better than the present.

Recounting the humble beginnings of Amul since the days of Verghese Kurien, the MD Amul Dairy Amit Vyas further said that the digitization in the day to Day functioning of the institution is the need of the hour in keeping with the present times. "The focus would however be on the rural areas as a large number of population lives in such areas", added the MD.

Among others present in the meeting included MLA (Borsad) and Member Board of Directors Amul Dairy Rajendrasinh Dhirsinh Parmar, MLA (Anand) Member Board of Directors Amul Dairy Kantibhai Manibhai Sodha Parmar, MD Amul Dairy Amit Vyas, Principal Secretary Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Dairy Development Vikas Partap, Director Animal Husbandry Dr. Subhash Chander, Director Dairy Development Kuldeep Singh and Dean, College of Dairy Sciences, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) Ludhiana Dr. Ramneek.

------------------

IN LINE WITH CM DIRECTIVES TO ENSURE REGULAR SUPPLY PSPCL MEETS HIGHEST-EVER DEMAND, SAYS POWER MINISTER HARBHAJAN SINGH ETO

CHANDIGARH, JUNE 27: On the directions of the Chief Minister S. Bhagwant Mann to ensure unhindered supply to all consumers, the Punjan State Power Corporatiom Limited (PSPCL) has successfully met highest ever peak demand of 14054 MW on 27-06-2022 at 12:15 PM and is 4.64% more in comparison to last year peak demand met.

Disclosing this Power Minister Harbhajan Singh ETO said that last year it was recorded 13431 MW on 01-07-2021 at 1.15 PM.

Notably, PSPCL had also supplied 3103 LUs on 26-06-2022 which is also the highest ever record of power supplied in a single day and is 1.21% more in comparison to 3066 LUs supplied on 01-07-2021 last year.

The Minister also added that the power demand has been persistently high during this summer and during the month of June, PSPCL has supplied 6254 MUs upto 26-06-2022 which are 7% more in comparison to 5828 MUs supplied during the same period in 2021.

He further said that for the Paddy Season, PSPCL is providing daily 8-hour power supply to its agriculture consumers and also providing 24-hour power supply to all other categories of consumers in the State without imposing any power cuts on any category of consumers.

-------------

Department of Health & Family Welfare, Punjab

Media Bulletin COVID-19

27th June 2022 (05:00 PM)

Sr.No.

Description

From 1st April 2022

Till Date

1

Total Samples taken

848332

19837204

2

Total No. of patients tested Positive

3273

762338

3

No. of patients discharged

2398

743648

4

Total Deaths reported

23

17769

5

Sample collected on the day

6363

6

Test conducted on the day

6475

7

Positive cases on the day

131

8

Number of active Cases

921

9

No. of Patients on oxygen support

17

10

Patients at critical care Level-3 facilities

7

11

Patients who are critical and on ventilator support

0

12

Healthcare Workers vaccinated with 1st dose on the day

3

13

Total Healthcare Workers vaccinated with 1st dose

218678

14

Frontline Workers vaccinated with 1st dose on the day

11

15

Total Frontline Workers vaccinated with 1st dose

1117491

16

Healthcare Workers vaccinated with 2nd dose on the day

20

17

Total Healthcare Workers vaccinated with 2nd dose

210647

18

Frontline Workers vaccinated with 2nd dose on the day

77

19

Total Frontline Workers vaccinated with 2nd dose

1014086

20

Above 45 Vaccinated with 1st dose on the day

433

21

Total Above 45 Vaccinated with 1st dose

8325979

22

Above 45 Vaccinated with 2nd dose on the day

6937

23

Total Above 45 Vaccinated with 2nd dose

7436684

24

18-44 years age group Vaccinated with 1st dose on the day

1057

25

Total 18-44 years age group Vaccinated with 1st dose

12589781

26

18-44 years age group Vaccinated with 2nd dose on the day

14558

27

Total 18-44 years age group Vaccinated with 2nd dose

10209808

28

15-17 years age group Vaccinated with 1st dose on the day

369

29

Total 15-17 years age group Vaccinated with 1st dose

1085432

30

15-17 years age group Vaccinated with 2nd dose on the day

2148

31

Total 15-17 years age group Vaccinated with 2nddose

756781

32

12-14 years age group Vaccinated with 1st dose on the day

451

33

Total 12-14 years age group Vaccinated with 1st dose

594723

34

12-14 years age group Vaccinated with 2nddose on the day

1711

35

Total 12-14 years age group Vaccinated with 2nd dose

330899

36

Precautionary dose given on the day

3576

37

Total Precautionary dose given

731341

38

Total Vaccination 1st dose on the day

1504

39

Total Vaccination 2nd dose on the day

21592

40

Total Vaccination 1st and 2nd dose on the day

23096

On 27th June 2022

1.

Number of New patients admitted in ICU

6

(Jalandhar-3, Ludhiana-2, Patiala-1)

2.

Number of New patients put on ventilator support

Nil

3.

Number of New patients discharged

113

(Amritsar-4, Bathinda-4, Faridkot-3, Ferozepur-10, FG. Sahib-1, Gurdaspur-2, Hoshiarpur-2, Jalandhar-14, Ludhiana-16, Moga-3, Muktsar-4, Pathankot-3, Patiala-16, Ropar-9, SAS Nagar-21, SBS Nagar-1)

4.

Number of New deaths reported

03

(Ferozepur-1, Ludhiana-1, SAS Nagar-1)

Patients reported Positive on 27th June 2022 - 131

District

Number of Cases

Positivity

Case

Details

Remarks

SAS Nagar

42

17.00%

42 New Cases

247 Samples Tested

Ludhiana

30

1.18%

30 New Cases

2539 Samples Tested

Bathinda

11

11 New Cases

22 Samples Tested

Jalandhar

11

0.65%

11 New Cases

1686 Samples Tested

Patiala

11

16.42%

11 New Cases

67 Samples Tested

Faridkot

8

8 New Cases

39 Samples Tested

FG Sahib

4

2.40%

4 New Cases

167 Samples Tested

Hoshiarpur

3

1.42%

3 New Cases

212 Samples Tested

Mansa

3

3 New Cases

7 Samples Tested

Ropar

3

0.99%

3 New Cases

304 Samples Tested

Ferozepur

1

5.56%

1 New Case

18 Samples Tested

Kapurthala

1

2.63%

1 New Case

38 Samples Tested

Pathankot

1

14.29%

1 New Case

7 Samples Tested

Sangrur

1

5.00%

1 New Case

20 Samples Tested

SBS Nagar

1

1.18%

1 New Case

85 Samples Tested

Muktsar

0

0.00%

Nil

0 Samples Tested

Amritsar

0

0.00%

Nil

503 Samples Tested

Barnala

0

0.00%

Nil

33 Samples Tested

Fazilka

0

0.00%

Nil

30 Samples Tested

Gurdaspur

0

0.00%

Nil

31 Samples Tested

Malerkotla

0

0.00%

Nil

0 Samples Tested

Moga

0

0.00%

Nil

32 Samples Tested

Tarn Taran

0

0.00%

Nil

388 Samples Tested

On the Day Punjab

131

2.02%

Cumulative Cases: -

S. No.

District

Total Confirmed Cases

Total Cured

Total Deaths

Total Active Cases

From 1st April 2022

Till Date

From 1st April 2022

Till Date

From 1st April 2022

Till Date

1

Ludhiana

557

110333

366

107855

11

2290

188

2

SAS Nagar

989

96678

708

95241

4

1152

285

3

Jalandhar

256

78526

198

76898

1

1579

49

4

Patiala

380

62411

298

60870

0

1457

84

5

Amritsar

156

59553

118

57826

2

1684

43

6

Bathinda

144

51012

92

49870

0

1088

54

7

Hoshiarpur

99

40939

92

39824

0

1096

19

8

Gurdaspur

44

26983

33

26106

1

865

12

9

Pathankot

88

24616

79

24112

0

495

9

10

Fazilka

66

23462

52

22891

0

545

26

11

Muktsar

20

22574

22

22032

0

539

3

12

Kapurthala

68

22103

53

21505

1

583

15

13

Ropar

67

18005

56

17539

0

455

11

14

Ferozepur

47

17946

34

17394

1

538

14

15

Mansa

29

17257

9

16845

1

393

19

16

Faridkot

89

16872

57

16498

0

338

36

17

Sangrur

18

14327

7

13580

0

735

12

18

SBS Nagar

31

13433

33

13021

0

409

3

19

FG Sahib

69

11903

42

11522

0

354

27

20

Moga

16

11003

15

10746

1

255

2

21

Tarn Taran

19

10916

12

10517

0

394

5

22

Barnala

11

7508

13

7156

0

349

3

23

Malerkotla

10

3978

9

3800

0

176

2

Total

3273

762338

2398

743648

23

17769

921

*After reconciliation of data, 2 old cases excluded from districts (Moga-1, Pathankot-1).