Wednesday, Feb 20 2019 | Time 01:05 Hrs(IST)
image
  • First redeployment of forces in Hodeidah could begin Tuesday: UN envoy
  • Security Council needs improvements on compliance with due process standards: EU Counsellor
  • Cabinet approves Cadre Review of 8 organised Group 'A' Services in Railways
  • Shivaji Jayanti : 14-feet turban of Shivaji made by 100 metres cloth to commemorate warrior
States » North Share

Punjab govt should take cue from 'Delhi model' and implement Swaminathan report: AAP

Chandigarh, Jan 29 (UNI) Senior Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and Sangrur MP Bhagwant Mann has said that the government should come out of its supine pastures and implement the recommendations of the Swaminathan Commission and help ameliorating the lot of the distressed farming community in Punjab.
In a statement here on Tuesday, Mann said Punjab was an agrarian state where more than 60 per cent of the population was dependent on agriculture and that State had been playing a crucial role in this regard. He alleged that neither the erstwhile SAD-BJP government nor the ruling Congress government in the state had kept their poll promises on loan waiver. Even the Captain Government, which had promised total loan waiver had failed to redeem the promise even after completing almost two years in power, leaving the debt-ridden farmers and farm labourers to commit suicides.
The AAP MP said that the Modi government at the Centre had wrested power in 2014 Lok Sabha polls by giving false hopes of a loan waiver and making other tall promises they had made to the people. The government had miserably failed to live up to the promises, he further said. He lamented that even the Captain government in the state had backtracked on the promises as no people-centric decisions were taken by his government.
He said that the government needed to take a cue from the Delhi state government, led by Arvind Kejriwal, which had set the stage for the implementation of the Swaminathan report in letter and in spirit, once it gets a go-ahead from the expert committee.
Mann said that Amarinder Singh Government should, instead of pinning hopes on Modi government at the centre, take steps and work out modalities to implement the Swaminathan report to salvage the distressed farmers and farm labourers in the state from the vicious debt trap wreaking havoc on their lives.
UNI DB JW1920
More News
War against terrorism to be fought unitedly:Jitendra

War against terrorism to be fought unitedly:Jitendra

19 Feb 2019 | 11:32 PM

Jammu, Feb 19 (UNI) Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh on Tuesday said the war against terrorism has to be fought unitedly by all.

 Sharesee more..

UP may create new record of sugarcane production: Shahi

19 Feb 2019 | 11:24 PM

Lucknow ,Feb 19 (UNI) Uttar Pradesh Agriculture minister Surya Pratap Shahi on Tuesday claimed that in this season sugar production may create a new record of 12 million tonnes of sugar production.

 Sharesee more..

J&K Govt transfers 10 IAS, 24 KAS officers

19 Feb 2019 | 11:15 PM

ADMINISTRATION-JK-RESHUFFLE
Jammu, Feb 19 (UNI) Ahead of Lok Sabha Polls, Jammu and Kashmir Government on Tuesday ordered transfer and adjustment of 10 Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and 24 Kashmir Administrative Service (KAS)officers, an official statement said.

 Sharesee more..
Jammu Violence: Curfew relaxation passes off peacefully in Jammu; class 8th, 9th exams postponed

Jammu Violence: Curfew relaxation passes off peacefully in Jammu; class 8th, 9th exams postponed

19 Feb 2019 | 10:58 PM

Jammu, Feb 19 (UNI) Life returned to normal as the curfew relaxation in parts of Jammu district on Tuesday passed off peacefully while examinations of class eighth and ninth standards scheduled for Wednesday have been postponed in Jammu district.

 Sharesee more..

On Guru Ravi Dass Jayanti, Farooq bats for promotion of peace, eschew tendencies of hate

19 Feb 2019 | 10:53 PM

Jammu, Feb 19 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday called for imbibing the spirit of love, compassion, peace and harmony as professed by every religion and preached by great saints and seers all their life, saying need for this is more now than ever before, as the society is ridden with hate and intolerance.

 Sharesee more..
image