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Punjab releases Rs 577 cr against power subsidy, various welfare schemes

Chandigarh, Feb 19 (UNI) On the directives of Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, the Finance department has released Rs 577 crore on account of power subsidy to Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL), Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Gramin) and various Water Supply projects in the state.
Stating this here on Wednesday, a spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s Office said that funds to the tune of Rs 400 crores had been released to the PSPCL against agriculture power subsidy to farmers, with another Rs 135 crore released under Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana for making payment towards second installment of premium to the insurance company.
Notably, 45.89 lakh families are covered under the scheme that equates to nearly 75 per cent of state’s population. Till date, 1.57 lakh beneficiaries have taken treatment worth Rs 181.55 crore under the scheme, which offers cashless health insurance cover of Rs five lakh per family per annum.
An amount of Rs 27 crore has been released for the execution of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Gramin) and Rs 15 crore on account of water supply projects in the state to ensure supply of potable drinking waters to the residents.
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Jharamajari sealed after death of factory owner in PGI Chandigarh

04 Apr 2020 | 12:06 AM

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COVID-19 toll in HP increases to two

03 Apr 2020 | 11:58 PM

Shimla, Apr 3 (UNI) A 70-year-old woman suffering from Novel Coronavirus, who was staying in an industrial area in Barotiwala near Baddi in Solan district, passed away while under hospitalisation at PGIMER, Chandigarh, state government officials said here on Friday.

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Sidhu appeals to people not to oppose cremation of COVID-19 positive

03 Apr 2020 | 11:40 PM

Chandigarh, Apr 3 (UNI) Punjab Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu on Friday appealed to the public not to panic, as the cremation of a COVID-19 positive patient, does not pose any additional threat.

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