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Where the panchayat land is not available, the allotment would be done in the second phase after arranging the land, said an official press release quoting the chief minister.
FCI’s share has declined to mere 12 per cent in procurement from Punjab, Amarinder to take up the issue
FCI, being the primary Central agency mandated to ensure foodstocks for the nation, should remain actively involved in the food procurement process, Amarinder said.
Exuding confidence that the Congress would win all the 13 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab, Amarinder said the best and most winning candidates would be chosen by the party.
Singh challenged the prime minister to cite "even one instance of a promise fulfilled by his government in the past five years".
Amarinder Singh pointed out that 80.38 per cent out of the over 1.27 crore eligible voters exercised their franchise in the panchayat elections held on Sunday.
Amarinder Singh in a statement said the BJP's attempt to project Manmohan Singh as a "weak and docile" prime minister is "not only childish but brazenly politically motivated".
Paint was sprayed by the miscreants on the statue at the Salem Tabri area. They carried out the act in full public glare and blamed Rajiv Gandhi for the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, police said.
Sources said to save Sidhu, the CM gave the stuffed partridge to the Punjab Wildlife department instead of the Chandigarh Wildlife department.
Condemning the use of pictures of Sikhism’s holiest shrine, Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh said that it had hurt the sentiments of the community.
The statement by SFJ seeking Pakistan’s help to ‘liberate’ Punjab from India has exposed its nefarious designs and its nexus with the Pakistani Army and ISI, said Punjab CM Amarinder Singh
Amarinder said the conviction vindicated the stand he had been taking since dark days of violence perpetrated on thousands of innocent Sikhs in the wake of the assassination of Indira Gandhi.
Singh has urged the Centre to expeditiously approve the project as it would lead to improved connectivity and foster greater socio-economic development of the region, the spokesperson said.
He said the Union government should ensure timely completion of all necessary work to enable opening of the corridor well before the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak in November 2019.
Sidhu was a star campaigner for the Congress in the assembly elections and his political stock is likely to go up as he will matter more for the party in the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls.
Amarinder admitted that Pakistan was attempting to revive militancy in Punjab and thus everyone should be wary of all of its overtures.