CM URGES PEOPLE OF HIMACHAL TO FOLLOW PUNJAB's EXAMPLE AND ELECT A PRO-PEOPLE AND RESULT ORIENTED GOVERNMENT

TERMS MODI AS ‘MASTER OF PHRASEOLOGY’, SLAMS HIM FOR OPPOSING WELFARE SCHEMES FOR PEOPLE

LISTS SEVERAL WELFARE INITIATIVES TAKEN BY THE AAM AADMI GOVERNMENT IN PUNJAB

CHANDIGARH, August 17- Asserting that the time for change has come in Himachal Pradesh, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann today urged people of the hill state to follow the example of Punjab and elect a pro-people and result oriented government in the coming Vidhan Sabha polls.

Addressing a huge gathering here the Chief Minister, accompanied by Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia, said that the time has come when the people of Himachal should make a choice between the ‘performance’ of AAP which is working tirelessly and lip service of traditional parties who have ruined the country. Bhagwant Mann said that the situation in Himachal Pradesh is not different from that of Punjab, prior to March 2022, as there had been a bi-polar contest between traditional parties.

But as these parties always duped the people by plundering tax payer’s money, the people of Punjab threw them out.

The winds of change brought transformation in Punjab as people voted for the AAP overwhelmingly and 92 MLAs won in the state. He asserted that stalwarts of traditional parties like former Chief Minister’s Parkash Singh Badal, Captain Amarinder Singh and Charanjit Singh Channi, along with former Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, Bikram Singh Majithia and Navjot Singh Sidhu lost from their strongholds very badly. Bhagwant Mann predicted that the same scenario is likely to emerge in Himachal after the polls and AAP will form government in state.

Training his guns on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Chief Minister, slammed him for condemning the welfare schemes of government by terming them as freebies. But the PM had extended largesse worth several lakh crores to his friends, said Mann. He reminded the people that Rs 15 lakh promised by Modi in every account has not yet come but people have suffered a lot due to unplanned demonetization. Bhagwant Mann also hit out at the Prime Minister for failing to check rise in prices of essential goods.

Listing the initiatives taken by the Aam Aadmi government in Punjab, the Chief Minister said that several path breaking initiatives have been taken by the state government for progress of state and prosperity of people. He said that it is on record that 50,000 acres of prime government land has been encroached by influential people in state. Bhagwant Mann said that out of this 9000 acres have been already reclaimed and rest will be freed from illegal encroachment soon.

The Chief Minister further said that the Aam Aadmi government has opened 100 Aam Aadmi clinics in the state. Bhagwant Mann said that 41 packages with around 100 clinical tests are being offered to the people free of cost in these Clinics. He envisioned that these clinics will be a cornerstone in revamping the healthcare system in Punjab adding that 90% of patients will get treated from these clinics only thereby reducing the burden in hospitals.

The Chief Minister further asserted that Corruption free governance is at the core of the ethos of the state government, which has been duly proved in its actions in the last five months. He said that Anti-corruption helpline was launched within the first few days of forming the government. Bhagwant Mann said that the state government has exhibited a zero-tolerance policy against corruption by initiating an action against its own Cabinet minister.

The Chief Minister further said that the state government will construct 16 new Medical colleges in the state during coming five years. He asserted that this will enhance total tally of medical colleges in state to 25 thus transforming Punjab into a hub of medical education. He envisioned that the students aspiring to pursue medical education will no longer have to go to countries like Ukraine adding that on the contrary such students will be provided quality medical education in these medical colleges

The Chief Minister further asserted that in a path breaking initiative his government has provided 600 units of free power per billing cycle to every section of society. He said that as a result of this, 51 lakh households out of total 74 lakh will get zero electricity bill in the month of September. Likewise, Bhagwant Mann said that 68 lakh household will get zero power bill in January, which will be roughly 90% of the total households of the state.

The Chief Minister further said that his government has introduced One MLA, One Pension scheme thereby ending the open loot of public wealth in form of multiple pensions to the MLAs. He bemoaned that in last 75 years these elected representatives had drawn huge salaries and pensions from the state exchequer. Bhagwant Mann said that the entire burden of this facility to these leaders was on the taxpayers as their money was wasted on ensuring multiple pensions to these leaders instead of being used for the public welfare.

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Surprise visit to the Aam Aadmi Clinic in SAS Nagar by Deputy CM Delhi and Health Minister Punjab

Manish Sisodia and Chetan Singh Jauramajra expressed satisfaction over start of the prestigious project of State Government

Basic health and education related to people are top priority for government: Sisodia

Ascertain information about the availability of medicines, examination and treatment in clinic

Chandigarh/S.A.S. Nagar, August 17:The Deputy CM Delhi Manish Sisodia and Health & Family Welfare Minister Punjab Chetan Singh Jauramajra paid a sudden visit to the Aam Aadmi Clinic in Phase 5, SAS Nagar this morning.

Expressing satisfaction over the initiation of the prestigious project of the state government, both of them reviewed the health facilities being provided in the clinic.

Sisodia congratulated the Punjab Government for fulfilling within five months the promise made to the people by opening 100 Aam Aadmi clinics in the entire state from August 15. He said health and education are fundamental issues related to the people and the State Government is according priority to these issues.

The Deputy Chief Minister Delhi Manish Sisodia and Health Minister Chetan Singh Jauramajra reached the said clinic at 8 o'clock in the morning today and interacted with the doctors and other staff present in the clinic as well as the patients present there. The Deputy CM of Delhi asked the staff about the functioning of the clinic, availability of medicines, examination and treatment etc. He appreciated that the entire staff in the clinic were women, which included a medical officer, a clinical assistant, a pharmacist and a helper. Sisodia was also happy to see the cleanliness.

The Medical Officer Dr. Parul said that patients coming to them generally are those who suffer from fever, blood pressure and gynecological diseases. At the time the Deputy CM Delhi and the Health Minister reached the clinic, about 10 patients were present in the clinic.

The Health Minister Jauramajra told the Deputy Chief Minister that 14 Aam Aadmi Clinics have been started in SAS Nagar district since August 15. He said that the staff including a medical officer, pharmacist, clinical assistant and sweeper cum helper has been deployed in each clinic and it has been ensured that there is no shortage of essential medicines and every necessary test is being done. All these health facilities are being provided absolutely free

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Vigilance arrests Kanugo taking bribe Rs 3,000 for issuing NOC

Chandigarh August 17 :The Punjab Vigilance Bureau on Wednesday nabbed Amrik Singh posted as Kanugo in the office of Director Abadkari (Resettlement) at Punjab Mandi Board complex Mohali red handed while accepting bribe of Rs 3,000.

Disclosing this here today a spokesperson of the State Vigilance Bureau (VB) said the accused Kanugo has been arrested on the complaint of Kuldeep Singh of village Bhukhri Kalan, Ludhiana district.

He informed that the complainant has informed the VB that he had applied NOC for selling his booth at New Grain Market Ludhiana but the above mentioned Kanugo was demanding bribe of Rs 8,000 from him. The complainant added that the accused Amrik Singh has already taken Rs 5000 from him and demanding Rs 3,000 as second instalment to issue NOC to him.

The spokesperson further informed that after verification of the facts in the complaint and the material evidence, a VB team laid a trap and the accused was arrested while accepting bribe Rs 3,000 from the complainant in the presence of two official witnesses.

In this regard a case under FIR No.13 dtd 17.08.2022 u/s 7 of Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered at P.S VB F.S-1, SAS Nagar. Further investigation in this case is under progress.

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CABINET SUB-COMMITTEE ASSURES CONTRACTUAL EMPLOYEES OF TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT THAT DRAFT POLICY ON REGULARISATION OF EMPLOYEES IS BEING UPDATED

Chandigarh, August 17-The cabinet sub-committee formed for regularisation of contractual employees today assured employees of the transport department that the Punjab government is regularly working to update the draft policy so as to ensure that it should benefit them all.

Holding a meeting with the representatives of contractual employee unions and officials of transport department in the presence of a team of legal experts, the cabinet subcommittee discussed various aspects related to the regularization of services in the Transport department.

Addressing the meeting, Finance Minister Advocate Harpal Singh Cheema and School Education Minister Harjot Singh Bains welcomed the suggestions given by the employee unions. Cheema said that as per the directions of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, the sub-committee has been analysing the rules related to the appointment of employees in the concerned departments so that the services of the contractual employees can be regularised without any legal hindrance. He further said that sub-committee has been continuously briefing the Chief Minister about the outcomes of all these meetings.

He said that the actions of the previous governments were only political tactics, and the contractual employees were facing this situation just because of the vague decisions made by previous governments in the last year of tenure. He said that the Mann government has been working on mission mode to secure the future of these employees. He said that the sub-committee has been formed to consider all the legal hurdles, so that they could be provided relief without it being challenged in the courts.

Earlier, the representatives of various unions of contractual employees of transport department including that of PUNBUS and PRTC presented their cases besides suggesting solutions for the same. Finance Minister asked the officials of PUNBUS and PRTC to submit the documents related to the suggestion given by the unions to subcommittee.

Prominent Amongst others, Secretary Transport Vikas Garg, Secretary personnel Rajat Agarwal, MD PRTC Poonamdeep Kaur Dhillon and Director Transport Amandeep Kaur were also present in the meeting.

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Khedan Vatan Punjab Dian

Meet Hayer reviews preparations of Punjab Khed Mela in four districts

Sports minister meets district administrations of Mohali, Ropar, Fatehgarh Sahib and Patiala

Chandigarh, August 17-Punjab Sports Minister Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer today visited four districts to review the preparations on ground for the Punjab Khed Mela 2022 to be organized by the Department of Sports and Youth Services from 29th August with an aim of raising the standard of sports, to search for talent and skills, foster brotherhood and harmony, to connect people with sports and create a healthy Punjab. Principal Secretary Raj Kamal Chaudhury and Director Rajesh Dhiman of the Sports Department were also present on the occasion.

The sports minister held a review meeting with the district administration, officials of the sports department and other connected departments during his visit to Mohali, Ropar, Fatehgarh Sahib and Patiala. He said that under the leadership of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, the department is organizing Punjab Khed Mela-2022 on the theme of 'Khedan Vatan Punjab Dian' to recreate a sports culture in the State and deliver on the commitment of restoring the lost glory of the State. The inauguration of the Punjab Khed Mela will be done on 29th August on the occasion of birth anniversary of legendary hockey player Major Dhyan Chand ji; the day is also observed as National Sports Day across India.

Meet Hayer said that in this Mahakumbh of sports around 5 lakh players in different age groups will participate in recognized games of gradation list from block to state level. Punjab Khed Mela is a two months long event. Sports personalities from parasports can also participate in the Punjab Khed Mela. Block level tournaments will be held from September 1 to September 7, district level tournaments will be held from September 12 to September 22 while the State level tournaments will be held from October 10 to October 21.

The sports minister informed that prize of Rs 10,000 with a certificate will be given to the players who will come first, Rs 7,000 and a certificate will be given to second prize while Rs 5,000 with a certificate will be given to third position holders.

A total prize money of Rs 6 crore will be distributed. All the winning players will be covered in the state's gradation policy.

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LALJIT BHULLAR WARNS VETERINARY CHEMISTS NOT TO EXPLOIT LIVESTOCK FARMERS DURING ONGOING LUMPY SKIN CRISIS

SENDS LETTER TO DEPUTY COMMISSIONERS & DISTRICT DEPUTY DIRECTORS FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION

AROUND 2.45 LAKH CATTLE VACCINATED SO FAR: PRINCIPAL SECRETARY

Chandigarh, August 17:Taking serious note of reports that veterinary medicines, vaccines and other equipment are being sold at exorbitant prices during the current Lumpy Skin Disease crisis, the Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Dairy Development Minister Laljit Singh Bhullar has warned veterinary chemists to desist from unfair profiteering.

In a press communique issued here, the Cabinet Minister said, "It has come to my notice that due to the spread of the Lumpy Skin disease, some veterinary chemists are exploiting the livestock farmers by selling medicines, vaccines and other equipment at higher price than the fixed one.

In a letter to Deputy Commissioners and District Deputy Directors, the Cabinet Minister directed them to take strict legal action against such shopkeepers. He instructed the deputy directors of the department to immediately coordinate with the district administration and drug inspectors for ensuring that the sale of medicines etc. at excessive rates should be stopped immediately.

"If any such complaint comes to notice, immediate action as per law should be ensured", said the Cabinet Minister categorically, adding that in this time of crisis, we should support the livestock farmers. The government is committed to crackdown on every person involved in anti-social activities, he added.

Meanwhile, Principal Secretary Mr. Vikas Pratap said that fourth lot of 43,000 doses of Goat Pox vaccine has reached the Animal Husbandry Department today and the same sent to the districts. He said that around 3.60 lakh doses have reached the Animal Husbandry Department so far.

Mr. Vikas Pratap said that around 2.45 lakh cattle have been vaccinated till date. Complying with the instructions of the Chief Minister, all the Deputy Directors have been instructed to intensify vaccination drive during a video conferenceing, he added.

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Punjab Government will sympathetically consider legitimate demands of blind

Cabinet Minister Harbhajan Singh ETO meets representatives of National Federation of Blind and Blind Persons Association

Chandigarh, August 17:The Punjab government led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann will soon consider the legitimate demands of the blind people of the state and resolve them with compassion. Punjab Public Works and Power Minister Mr. Harbhajan Singh ETO expressed these words after having a meeting with National Federation of the Blind, Punjab Branch and Blind Persons Association following the directions of the Chief Minister.

The cabinet minister said that the issues like to fill the vacant posts under backlog quota in different departments of Punjab, to re-implement the special allowance given to disabled employees, to promote the disabled in different departments, tabla instructors working in the education department. To consider grade pay, to provide facilities to blind players like normal players, to increase the disabled pension, to increase the staff and other facilities in Jamalpur, a government school run for the blind, Shagan scheme for disabled girls, reservation in MNREGA scheme, to give employment to the blind residents of Punjab on domicile basis at the time of recruitment, for the welfare of the disabled. Appointment of Disability Commissioner and many other were discussed in the meeting.

The Cabinet Minister said that the Punjab Government is committed to the all-round development of the state and also to provide a good life to the visually impaired people of the state. He said that legitimate demands of both the associations will be brought to the notice of the Chief Minister and Social Security Minister Dr. Baljit Kaur and these will be resolved soon.

Among others who were present during the meeting included Additional Chief Secretary Social Security and Women Child Development Kirpa Shankar Saroj, Secretary Personnel Rajat Aggarwal, Special Secretary Finance Mohit Tiwari, Director Social Justice, Empowerment and Minorities Department Raj Bahadur Singh, Deputy Secretary Chief Minister's Office Navraj Singh Brar, Director Social Security and Women Child Development Arvindarpal Singh Sandhu.

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Vigilance nabs lineman taking bribe Rs 10,000 for installation of domestic electricity meter

Chandigarh August 17 :Aiming to eradicate corruption in the state the Punjab Vigilance Bureau during its ongoing campaign on Wednesday nabbed Lineman Krishan Kumar, posted in PSPCL sub division Kalyan, Patiala district while taking bribe of Rs 10,000.

Disclosing this here today a spokesperson of the State Vigilance Bureau (VB) said the accused lineman has been arrested on the complaint of Sukhwinder Singh from Patiala.

He further informed that the complainant has approached the VB and alleged that Krishan Kumar had already taken Rs 3,000 as bribe for installation of domestic electricity meter at his plot on Nabha road Patiala. He added that the accused lineman now demanding Rs 10,000 more as bribe to further share it with concerned SDO and 2 JEs posted at PSPCL Kalyan.

The spokesperson further informed that after verification of facts in the complaint the VB laid a trap and the accused lineman was arrested accepting bribe Rs 10,000 as second instalment in the presence of two official witnesses.

In this regard a FIR has been registered against all the above said accused under Prevention of Corruption Act at PS Vigilance Bureau Patiala and further investigation was under progress.

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Agriculture Minister Kuldeep Dhaliwal orders vigilance probe into Rs 150 crore scam detected in distribution of crop residue management machines

Department inquiry findings: Out of 90422 distributed machines; over 13 percent of beneficiaries did not have machines

Chandigarh, August 17:Adopting a zero tolerance policy against corruption, the Bhagwant Mann government has initiated a vigilance enquiry into a scam detected by the agriculture department in the distribution of crop residue management machines to the farmers during the previous regime. Taking a serious note of the matter, Agriculture Minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal has directed that a thorough probe be conducted into the matter and the file has been sent to Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann.

Giving information in this regard, the Agriculture Minister said that the Central Sector Scheme Promotion of Agriculture Mechanization for Insitu Management of Crop Residue (CRM) was implemented by the Punjab government from the year 2018-19 to the year 2021-22.

He said that under this scheme, a total of 90422 different machines have been provided to the beneficiary farmers/registered farmer groups/cooperative societies/FPOs and panchayats from the year 2018-19 to the year 2021-22. Out of these machines, 83986 machines were provided by the Department of Agriculture and the remaining machines were provided by the registered cooperative societies.

Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal said that after receiving reports from many quarters about the scheme that the machines provided on subsidy under the scheme were not made available to eligible farmers, he directed the Agriculture department to conduct a physical verification of the possession of the machines provided under the scheme from the year 2018-19 to the year 2021-22.

The Agriculture Minister disclosed that physical verification of 79,295 machines out of 83,986 machines provided by the department has been done till August 16, 2022, which is 94.4 percent of the total machines. Out of these verified machines, a total of 11275 machines (13%) are not available with the beneficiaries.

Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal said that during the initial investigation by the department, it appears that Rs 125 to 150 crore have been misused. He has ordered meticulous investigation to initiate action against the perpetrators. The Mann government has ordered a crackdown from day one after assuming the charge to unearth the scams done in the previous governments.

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District wise contact numbers of Sakhi One Stop Centers for women in distress released

Chandigarh, August 17:Social Security Women and Child Development Department provides free services to women victims of any form of violence in the state. To provide these facilities to women in distress, the department has established Sakhi One Stop Centers at the district government hospitals. The department has issued district wise contact numbers of Sakhi One stop centres so that the affected women can get timely help.

Disclosing this the spokesperson of the Social Security Women and Child Development Department said that through these one-stop centers, women victims of violence can avail free medical assistance, legal assistance, police-related assistance, psychological and counseling assistance besides free food and a safe place to stay.

He further said that through these one-stop centers, women victims of violence can register their complaints by themselves or through any other person on Women's Helpline number 181.

The Department of Social security, Women and Child Development Punjab has issued the contact number of Sakhi One Stop Centers of all the districts which are as follows: Amritsar-7814262442, Barnala-9814223059, Bathinda- 7986705900, Faridkot-9781703080, Fatehgarh Sahib-9988100415, Fazilika-9464503876, Ferozepur-8264243667, Gurdaspur- 9888896144, Hoshiarpur-9878229387, Jalandhar-9023131010, Kapurthala-01822-513460, Ludhiana-9501476372, Mansa-9988258016, Moga-9814783054, S.A.S Nagar-98558-94850, Mukatsar-7508185002, Pathankot-7973535412, Patiala-8728005949, Roop Nagar- 9855132101, Sangrur 01823-298522, SBS Nagar 75081-85002 and Tarn Taran-7888684917.

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Construction of new rail link, railway over bridge and under bridge and electrification of lines should be completed within stipulated time: Vijay Kumar Janjua

• Chief Secretary reviews pending cases related to Railways in Punjab

Chandigarh, August 17:Punjab Chief Secretary Vijay Kumar Janjua has directed the concerned departments for speedy resolution of the issues related to the construction of new rail link, railway over bridge and under bridge, electrification of the lines and pruning and felling of trees adjacent to the railway lines in terms of safety. Instructions have been given to complete the work within stipulated time.

This directive was issued by the Chief Secretary during high level meeting with the senior officials of the Railways and the Administrative Secretaries of the departments.

The aim of meeting was to connect the people of the state with a better rail network and resolve the pending cases related to the Ministry of Railways in Punjab expeditiously.

Mr. Janjua said that all these matters were discussed in today's meeting as part of the commitment of the state government led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann to ensure a better rail network for the convenience of the people. Directoons were given for timely completion of the Nangal Dam-Talwara-Mukeria, Ferozepur-Patti and Rama Mandi to Sadda Singh Wala via Talwandi Sabo new rail line project. Issues related to land acquisition and compensation were also discussed and the concerned departments were asked to take immediate action regarding the same.

Discussions were held with the railway officials on railway over bridge between Phagwara-Jalandhar Cantt at Dhannowali and Bathinda. Regarding the electrification of railway lines, the approvals related to the electricity department were asked to be given immediately.

On this occasion, the issue of pending approvals of railways during the construction of Kandi Canal and Rajpura-Banur Canal by the state government was raised with the railway officials. Matters related to Bathinda, Hoshiarpur and Pathankot districts were addressed by the Chief Secretary through video conferencing to the Deputy Commissioners who gave on the spot instructions for its solution. He also said that as regards the matters related to any one department, the railway and the concerned department will hold regular meetings to solve them besides reviewing the projects of railway every three months.

The meeting was attended by Additional Chief Secretary Forest Raji P Srivastava, Principal Secretary Home Anurag Verma, Principal Secretary Power Tejveer Singh, Principal Secretary Water Resources and Mining Krishna Kumar, General Manager of Northern Railway Ashutosh Gangal, Principal Chief Engineer Northern Railway Satish Kumar Pandey, Chief Administrative Officer AK Singhal, DRM Ambala G.M.Singh, DRM Ferozepur Seema Sharma, Principal Chief Electrical Engineer Pramod Sharma and Principal Chief Signal and Telecom Engineer Shaminder Singh.

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MANN GOVT TO PROMOTE UTILIZATION OF FERMENTED ORGANIC MANURE IN AGRICULTURE & HORTICULTURE: AMAN ARORA

• New & Renewable Energy Sources Minister Arora and Agriculture Minister Kuldeep Dhaliwal discuss mechanisms to utilize FOM

• Cabinet Ministers assure all possible support to CBG investors

• Investors appreciate Govt for calling brainstorming session

Chandigarh, August 17:Punjab Chief Minister S. Bhagwant Mann led government is planning to promote the utilization of Fermented Organic Manure (FOM) produced by Compressed Biogas (CBG) plants, in Agriculture, Horticulture and Floriculture sectors of the state. Mr. Aman Arora, New & Renewable Energy Sources Minister said this here today after a brainstorming discussion at PEDA. Bhawan.

Mr. Arora and his cabinet colleague Mr. Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal, Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Minister, asked senior officers of the state government and the investors to create a mechanism which will enable utilization of FOM.

The Cabinet Minister said that Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) has already allocated 42 CBG projects of total capacity 492.58 tons per day (TPD) based on paddy straw and other agro-residue and Asia’s largest CBG plant with a total capacity of 33.23 ton CBG per day has also been commissioned at village Bhuttal Kalan (Sangrur) recently. At least 5 Lac tonnes Fermented Organic Manure (FOM) is expected to be produced annually by these CBG plants on the commission.

The use of FOM will enhance the nutrient uptake, growth, yield, nutrition efficiency, crop quality and tolerance to biotic and abiotic stress. It's use can prevent uptake of heavy metals, besides helping local allied industries to flourish, said New & Renewable Energy Sources Minister.

Mr. Aman Arora said that these projects would not only improve the availability of Fermented Organic Manure to farmers but also give a boost to the economy in the region including development of infrastructure like roads, railways, ancillary industry etc. besides ensuring clean and green energy.

Mr. Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal directed the Punjab Agriculture University (PAU) and Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) to explore the feasibilities with PEDA/CBG Project Developers in this regard, while asking the PAU and GADVASU to provide active support in terms of testing, grading, certification and marketing of the Fermented Organic Manure.

The Cabinet Ministers assured the investors all possible support for early resolution of their problems.

Appreciating Mr. Aman Arora's efforts for calling the brainstorming session, investors expressed hope that the session will definitely bring good outcome while instilling the confidence among investors.

Additional Chief Secretary to Chief Minister-cum-ACS New & Renewable Energy Sources Mr. A Venu Prasad, Additional Chief Secretary Agriculture Mr. Sarvjit Singh, Secretary Agriculture Mr Arshdeep Singh Thind, Chief Executive PEDA Mr. Sumeet Jarangal, VC GADVASU Dr. Inderjit Singh, Punjab Agro MD Mr. Manjit Singh Brar, Director Agriculture Mr Gurvinder Singh, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd, New Delhi GM Srijeet Basu, NFL Chandigarh GM Marketing Mr. Rajbir Singh Taya, Sampurna Agri Venture Pvt Ltd, Chandigarh Director Mr Sanjeev Nagpal, Verbio India Pvt Ltd, Chandigarh CEO Mr Ashish Kumar, Farm Gas Pvt Ltd, Ahmedabad Director Mr Sobhan Sahoo, PES Renewables Pvt Ltd, New Delhi GM Mr. Rajnish Bansal, Ever Enviro Resources Management Pvt Ltd, Mumbai CEO Mr Bashir Ahmad Shirazi and Aquagreen Energies Pvt Ltd, Mohali MD Mr Parminder Singh were also present on the occasion.

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Department of Health & Family Welfare, Punjab

Media Bulletin COVID-19

17th August 2022 (05:00 PM)

Sr.No.

Description

From 1st April 2022

Till Date

1

Total Samples taken

1404860

20395323

2

Total No. of patients tested Positive

19627

780154

3

No. of patients discharged

17621

757896

4

Total Deaths reported

132

20437

5

Sample collected on the day

11054

6

Test conducted on the day

10886

7

Positive cases on the day

354

8

Number of active Cases

1821

9

No. of Patients on oxygen support

92

10

Patients at critical care Level-3 facilities

28

11

Patients who are critical and on ventilator support

2

12

Healthcare Workers vaccinated with 1st dose on the day

5

13

Total Healthcare Workers vaccinated with 1st dose

218841

14

Frontline Workers vaccinated with 1st dose on the day

8

15

Total Frontline Workers vaccinated with 1st dose

1117812

16

Healthcare Workers vaccinated with 2nd dose on the day

12

17

Total Healthcare Workers vaccinated with 2nd dose

211689

18

Frontline Workers vaccinated with 2nd dose on the day

65

19

Total Frontline Workers vaccinated with 2nd dose

1018234

20

Above 45 Vaccinated with 1st dose on the day

195

21

Total Above 45 Vaccinated with 1st dose

8340634

22

Above 45 Vaccinated with 2nd dose on the day

1846

23

Total Above 45 Vaccinated with 2nd dose

7620314

24

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

765

25

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

12641447

26

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

4450

27

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

10612573

28

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

192

29

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

1106428

30

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

810

31

Total 15-17 years age group Vaccinated with 2nddose

839421

32

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

425

33

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

654864

34

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

1070

35

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

444105

36

Precautionary dose given on the day

21523

37

Total Precautionary dose given

1369003

38

Total Vaccination 1st dose on the day

973

39

Total Vaccination 2nd dose on the day

6373

40

Total Vaccination 1st and 2nd dose on the day

7346

On 17th August 2022

1.

Number of New patients admitted in ICU

4

(Bathinda-1, Jalandhar-3)

2.

Number of New patients put on ventilator support

Nil

3.

Number of New patients discharged

414

(Amritsar-35, Barnala-1, Bathinda-16, Faridkot-11, Fazilka-7, Ferozepur-10, FG Sahib-11, Gurdaspur-10, Hoshiarpur-36, Jalandhar-65, Kapurthala-10, Ludhiana-36, Malerkotla-3, Mansa-1, Moga-4, Pathankot-2, Patiala-45, Ropar-27, Sangrur-6, SAS Nagar-64, SBS Nagar-14)

4.

Number of New deaths reported

4

(Jalandhar-1, Ludhiana-1, Muktsar-1, Pathankot-1)

Patients reported Positive on 17th August 2022 – 354

District

Number of Cases

Positivity

Case

Details

Remarks

SAS Nagar

89

15.03%

89 New Cases

592 Samples Tested

Ludhiana

45

1.66%

45 New Cases

2716Samples Tested

Patiala

30

6.19%

30 New Cases

485Samples Tested

Jalandhar

26

4.03%

26 New Cases

645Samples Tested

Ropar

25

5.14%

25 New Cases

486Samples Tested

Bathinda

22

4.34%

22 New Cases

507Samples Tested

FG Sahib

19

7.45%

19 New Cases

255Samples Tested

Amritsar

18

1.59%

18 New Cases

1132Samples Tested

Kapurthala

15

4.20%

15 New Cases

357Samples Tested

SBS Nagar

10

4.17%

10 New Cases

240Samples Tested

Pathankot

9

2.17%

9 New Cases

414Samples Tested

Gurdaspur

8

3.88%

8 New Cases

206Samples Tested

Muktsar

7

3.27%

7 New Cases

214Samples Tested

Faridkot

6

2.46%

6 New Cases

244Samples Tested

Moga

5

1.18%

5 New Cases

424Samples Tested

Sangrur

5

1.21%

5 New Cases

414Samples Tested

Tarn Taran

4

0.61%

4 New Cases

658Samples Tested

Barnala

3

3.09%

3 New Cases

97Samples Tested

Fazilka

3

3.66%

3 New Cases

82Samples Tested

Ferozepur

2

1.10%

2 New Cases

182Samples Tested

Hoshiarpur

1

0.39%

1 New Case

257Samples Tested

Malerkotla

1

1.27%

1 New Case

79Samples Tested

Mansa

1

0.50%

1 New Case

200Samples Tested

On the Day Punjab

354

3.25 %

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

2610

113086

2401

109890

32

3011

185

2

SAS Nagar

4550

100239

4114

98647

18

1166

426

3

Jalandhar

2308

80573

2026

78364

18

1958

251

4

Patiala

1808

63888

1640

62023

8

1719

146

5

Amritsar

1059

60614

938

58646

4

1844

124

6

Bathinda

1203

52070

1060

50503

2

1425

142

7

Hoshiarpur

987

42096

858

40590

11

1411

95

8

Gurdaspur

287

27214

248

26321

3

867

26

9

Pathankot

440

24942

372

24387

4

521

34

10

Fazilka

306

23738

303

23106

0

621

11

11

Muktsar

194

22746

167

22177

1

540

29

12

Kapurthala

441

22470

382

21824

3

595

51

13

Ropar

861

18799

755

18238

4

459

102

14

Ferozepur

379

18272

338

17698

3

540

34

15

Mansa

169

17394

162

16998

1

393

3

16

Faridkot

324

17159

307

16728

3

413

18

17

Sangrur

251

14685

240

13813

5

865

7

18

SBS Nagar

361

13763

336

13324

0

409

30

19

FG Sahib

585

12500

539

12019

1

437

44

20

Moga

179

11178

150

10881

3

269

28

21

Tarn Taran

110

11010

86

10591

1

399

20

22

Barnala

164

7664

152

7290

4

361

13

23

Malerkotla

51

4054

47

3838

3

214

2

Total

19627

780154

17621

757896

132

20437

1821

*After reconciliation of data, 35 repeat cases excluded from districts (Faridkot-1, Gurdaspur-1, Hoshiarpur-33).

*After reconciliation of data, 1 old death case added to district SAS Nagar.