Punjab Cabinet Minister S. Chetan Singh Jauramajra on Monday assumed the charge as Minister of the Department of Information & Public Relations here at the Punjab Civil Secretariat-1. Secretary Information & Public Relations Mr. Malwinder Singh Jaggi and Director Ms. Sonali Giri welcomed the Cabinet Minister presenting the bouquet.

CHANDIGARH,20.03.23-Punjab Cabinet Minister S. Chetan Singh Jauramajra on Monday assumed the charge as Minister of the Department of Information & Public Relations here at the Punjab Civil Secretariat-1. Secretary Information & Public Relations Mr. Malwinder Singh Jaggi and Director Ms. Sonali Giri welcomed the Cabinet Minister presenting the bouquet. Another Officers of the department were also present on this occasion.



• New & Renewable Energy Sources Minister led delegation study generation of CNG & CBG from Municipal & Agriculture waste

• Invites team of Sustainable Impacts to visit Punjab to explore feasibilities for setting up plants

Chandigarh, March 20: In order to bring Punjab on number one in terms of producing green and clean energy, Punjab New and Renewable Energy Sources Minister Mr. Aman Arora visited Sustainable Impacts Plant at Bengaluru to study generation of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Compressed Biogas (CBG) from Municipal waste and Agriculture residue.

Notably, the Sustainable Impacts is a joint venture of two Bengaluru based start-ups Carbon Masters and Hasiru Dala Innovations and they have capabilities and expertise in the field of waste management and carbon emission control.

Meanwhile, Mr. Aman Arora along with Chief Executive Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) Mr. Sumeet Jarangal and PEDA Director Mr. MP Singh extended an invitation to the Sustainable Impacts' team to visit the state and explore feasibilities to set up plants in Punjab. He said that Chief Minister S Bhagwant Mann led Punjab Government is committed to ensure optimal production and utilization of green energy.

Sharing his experiences after visiting the plant, Mr. Aman Arora said that this project could also be replicated in the cities, towns and major villages of Punjab. As the state has agriculture residue in abundance, this technology would be of great use not only for producing CBG and CNG but also producing organic fertilizer as a bi-product, which would reduce the use of chemical fertiliser, he added.

Mr. Aman Arora emphasized that volume of urban solid waste if not addressed adequately, the most of this waste would be end up in landfills causing major health and environmental issues. He said that Mann government has been paying due focus on framing policies, programmes and management strategies to find a sustainable solutions to meet this challenge.


Suggestions sought from general public for the agricultural policy till March 31

Agriculture policy being made for first time in State: Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal

Chandigarh, March 20:In order to resolve the problems faced by the farmers of the agrarian state of Punjab and to make agriculture a profitable venture, the State Government led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has sought suggestions from the general public for the agricultural policy being made for the first time in Punjab.

In a press statement issued here today, Agriculture Minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal said that it has been decided to prepare an agricultural policy to make the farmers debt-free and to make farmers adopt innovative techniques. In this connection, for the first time in the history of Punjab, the Chief Minister organized a Sarkar-Kisaan Milni. He said that the government has sought suggestions from the general public and especially the farmers, FPO Groups, Self Help Group, Kisan Association and Agro Industrial Association till March 31, 2023, to include the feedback of farmers in the agricultural policy.

The Agriculture Minister has appealed to the residents of the state to give their suggestions so that they can be made a part of the policy. For suggestions, WhatsApp on mobile number 75080-18998 or call on phone number- 0172- 2969340 or email on farmercomm@punjabmail.gov.in or a letter to Punjab State Farmers and Farm Workers Commission, Calcutta Bhavan, Airport Chowk, Aerocity Block C, Airport Road, S.A.S. Nagar (Mohali) can be sent.


Punjab to make international players from rural sports fairs - Harpal Singh Cheema

Chandigarh/Ludhiana, March 20Punjab Finance, Planning, Excise and Taxation Minister Advocate Harpal Singh Cheema said on Monday said that the Punjab government led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Maan has been providing every support to uplift village playgrounds and traditional sports fairs to ensure that budding players at these fairs could be further trained to compete at international level.

Finance Minister Advocate Harpal Singh Cheema and MLA Hardeep Singh Mundian were Chief Guest and Special Guest at the Football Cup and Dog Race Fair organized by Guru Gobind Singh Sports Club at village Dhanansu of Sahnewal constituency. On this occasion, Advocate Cheema said that the Punjab government has been making all possible efforts to make the youth of Punjab energetic and healthy by keeping them away from drugs. He said that rural sports fairs and playgrounds have been contributing a lot in this mission.

Speaking on the occasion, MLA Hardeep Singh Mundian said that their effort were to make the Rangla Punjab mission of the Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann a reality, in which the sports fairs being held in the villages and towns of Punjab were making a big contribution. He said that ever kinds of support was being extended to the sports fairs besides improving the playgrounds in the rural areas.

On this occasion, Finance Minister Advocate Harpal Singh Cheema announced that all the legitimate demands of the panchayat members led by Sarpanch Saudagar Singh and prominent representatives of the village Dhanansu would be fulfilled on priority. Meanwhile, Finance Minister Cheema, MLA Mundian and Police Commissioner Ludhiana Mandeep Singh Sidhu were also honored by the organizers.


5th Poshan Pakhwara starts: Punjab's children, girls and women will be free from malnutrition: Dr. Baljit Kaur

Punjab government led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann will make the state malnutrition free

Chandigarh, March 20-The Punjab government led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, paying special attention to the health of children, girls and women and fighting against the malnutrition. State Government is celebrating the 5th Nutrition Fortnight from today under which different activities will be conducted in districts of Punjab.

Giving further information, Minister of Social Security, Women and Child Development, Dr. Baljit Kaur said that during this fortnight, children, girls and women would be made healthy and strong preventing malnutrition and the message of proper nutrition would be conveyed to everyone. She said that during this fortnight, street plays, nutrition fairs, bicycle rallies,free check-up camps related to anemia and many other types of events will be conducted.

She added that the traditional rituals of pregnant and new born children mothers will be performed.Dr. Baljit Kaur appealed to the people of the state to ensure maximum participation in the events so that the message of nutritious food can be conveyed to everyone.

Minister further informed, Punjab has been awarded 6th position by the Government of India for its good performance during past Poshan Pakhwara.

Apart from this, she added that during the 5th Poshan Pakhwara, various activities will be conducted in Punjab, the main purpose of which will be to give good health to children, girls and women along with nutritious diet.

The Cabinet Minister expressed hope officials will work hard and diligently during the nutrition fortnight to make the Punjab a leading state in the country.


Vigilance Bureau arrests former sarpanch for misappropriating Rs 8 lakh of village Panchayat

Accused collected rent of Panchayat shops through fake receipts

Chandigarh, March 20:The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) during its ongoing campaign against corruption, on Monday arrested Shivranjan Singh, former Sarpanch of Gram Panchayat Chabewal, District Hoshiarpur for collecting rent of Panchayat shops and 'Khokhas' to the tune of Rs 8,04,000 through fake receipts which was not deposited in the bank account of Panchayat. He was absconding for more than three months in this misappropriation case registered by the district police.

Disclosing this here today a spokesperson of VB said that after Harminder Singh, a resident of same village Chabewal, assumed the post of Sarpanch on 31.12.2018, it was found that rent of shops and 'khokhas' of said Gram Panchayat were owed to the shopkeepers. It was also come to light that former Sarpanch Shivranjan Singh, while collecting the rent of these shops, had not issued original rent receipts of the Panchayat to the shopkeepers but handed over fake receipts and no entry of the rent collected was made in the Panchayat record. He further added that later, the Block Development and Panchayat Officer, Hoshiarpur-2, while investigating the scam, found that the said accused Shivranjan Singh, had collected Rs. 8,04,000 by forging fake rent receipts.

He added that in this regard, a FIR number 125 dated 13.10.2022 was registered against the said accused Shivranjan Singh, under section 409, 420, 465, 466, 467, 468, 471 of IPC and section 13(1), 13(2) of Prevention of Corruption Act at Chabewal police station.

The spokesperson further informed that this case was transferred to the VB range Jalandhar for further investigation. In this regard the VB has arrested absconding Shivranjan Singh in the above said case, and would be produced in the local court tomorrow. Further investigation of this case was under progress.