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Target to provide job related loans to 6400 SC youth in current year: Sandhu Singh Dharamsot

The Scheduled Castes, Backward Classes & Minority Welfare Minister, Punjab, Mr. Sadhu Singh Dharamsot has said that during the current year 2018-2019 the government has targeted to provide job related loans to 6400 youth belonging to SC category under various welfare schemes and a provision of Rs. 24 crore has been made for the purpose. He further said that the aim of these schemes is to provide financial assistance to the SC youth for augmenting their income so as to make them self dependent.

MR drive: Govt misses target, extends deadline

Punjabi Politics
Karam Prakash Tribune News Service Patiala, June 17 The state government has extended the deadline for its measles-rubella (MR) vaccination drive, as the initiative didn’t achieve expected results in some districts. The six-week statewide campaign, which was scheduled to end by June 15, has been extended by 10 days, officials confirmed. Kicked off with much fanfare by the government across the state on May 1, the MR vaccination drive has been able to cover 82 per cent of the children. As per the data gathered from the Health Department, 60 lakh children against the target of 73 lakh were vaccinated till June 15. Sources said rumours and negative publicity regarding the drive had a debilitating impact on it. Despite the Health Minster releasing repeated statements regarding the vaccine bein