Nakodar: The cash-strapped Nakodar cooperative sugar mill is in for better times this crushing season. As per estimates, the mill is likely to receive more than 21.50 lakh quintals of sugarcane this year which is almost equal to 21.52 lakh quintals received last year. Managing director of the mill S.K.Kureel said the sugarcane was being cultivated over 3288 hectares. He said the minimum price of sugarcane has been fixed at Rs 310 per quintal by the Union Government. Kureel said the mill incurred Rs. 29.9 crore loss last year due to high production cost and the total deficit is Rs 160.82 crores.MD said the cost of production of one quintal sugar was Rs. 4494 whereas its sale price was Rs. 3103.
Nakodar/Shahkot/Nurmahal: Except for some skirmishes at some places and a few incidents of violence in some sensitive booths, the Panchayat Samiti elections in Nakodar, Shahkot subdivisions, and Nurmahal sub-tehsil passed off peacefully with the police maintaining a tight vigil. Reports from different areas indicated an enthusiasm among the people who queued up at polling stations, despite the hot and humid weather.
The Nakodar police sub division has 1125 licensed weapons and of these more than 950 have been deposited after imposition of the code of conduct on August 30.
The Punjab Government on Thursday submitted in the Punjab and Haryana High Court that first phase of sewerage work in Nakodar town is likely to be completed by 31, March 2019 subject to timely availability of funds.
Nakodar: The Nakodar-Mallian Kalan stretch of Nakodar Kapurthala road in a bad condition. Deep potholes at many places make it difficult to ply for residents. The road connects to different villages and leads to government offices in sub-divisional headquarter and judicial court complex.
Nakodar: Principal secretary local government department has failed to act to solve problems being faced by residents of Nakodar ward no.15 even after six months of the Punjab chief minister office’s (CMO)direction in this regard.
Nakodar/Shahkot/Nurmahal: After the withdrawal of nomination papers 44 candidates are fighting for 19 Nakodar block Samiti seats and 35 candidates are fighting for Mehat Pur block Samiti seats on Tuesday, said sub-divisional magistrate Rajiv Verma who is also returning officer.
Nakodar: Two persons were seriously injured in firming in Hari Pur village under Mehatpur police station last evening.
Nakodar /Shahkot: Activists of Shiromani Akali Dal on Saturday burnt effigies of Congress president Rahul Gandhi, the Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar and others to protest against alleged conspiracy to defame the party.
District administration along with the Indian Medical Association (IMA) today organized a special workshop of Basic Life Support under the ‘Tandarust Punjab Mission’ to acquaint the officers/ officials about tips of providing emergency health care to needy person.