In a sign of its strengthening fiscal management, the Punjab government led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday released Rs. 670.29 crore towards pending power subsidy, VAT/GST refund, along with various development and welfare projects.
Chandigarh: Acting on the directives of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, the Punjab Agriculture department has so far delivered 7337 subsidized agro-machines/farm equipment to farmers for the effective scientific management of paddy residue.
Chandigarh: The Punjab Government has disbursed a subsidy of Rs. 6.47 cr. to the unemployed youth of the State to help them to set up dairy farms. Disclosing this Balbir Singh Sidhu, Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development & Fisheries Minister said that scientific training on setting up of dairy units would also be conducted to such youths from September 10, 2018, onwards at the district level.
The Captain Amarinder Singh led Punjab government on Friday released another Rs. 391 crore towards various pending payments, including cane arrears and power subsidy for farmers, along with social security pensions and development schemes.
The Captain Amarinder Singh led Punjab Government today released Rs. 760 Crores to clear pending arrears against Power subsidy for farmers, besides others payments towards Agriculture and allied activities.
To control the massive problem of crop residue burning, the Punjab government has organized a 'Price Negotiation Meeting' with the manufacturers of residue management machinery of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and other states.
Vishav Bharti Tribune News Service Chandigarh, July 9 If the government accepts the recommendation of the Punjab State Farmers Commission on withdrawing free electricity to medium and large farmers, it can save nearly Rs 3,300 crore of Rs 6,000 crore it doles out on power subsidy per year. The commission, in its draft agricultural policy, has proposed that free electricity to big farmers should be withdrawn. To begin with, a flat rate of Rs 100/hp/per month be charged from farmers owning 4 hectares (9.88 acres) or more land. According to data of operational landholdings (land which is used wholly or partly for agricultural production and is operated as one technical unit by one person alone or with others without regard to title, legal form, size or location) of Centre’s Agricultural...
Punjab Government has failed to make timely payment of power subsidy to Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) despite its written commitment.
Going ahead on the agenda of curtailing stubble burning, Government will provide crop residue management machinery at a substantial subsidy, informed Viswajeet Khanna ACS (Development). Giving details he said that as a part of the New Scheme for Promotion of Agricultural Mechanization for In-Situ Management of Crop Residue, Rs.665 Crore would be spent in two years on various components of the scheme and under this scheme a package of agricultural