Punjab government

Won't go for Kartarpur inauguration, Manmohan will visit only as pilgrim: Amarinder

Amarinder said that he and former PM Manmohan Singh will only be visiting the Gurudwara via the corridor.

published on : 3rd October 2019

Punjab to fill 19,000 vacancies on priority: CM Amarinder Singh

The vacancies include 5,000 in the Police Department, 5,300 in the Electricity Department, 2,500 teachers and 5,000 paramedic and specialized staff.

published on : 16th September 2019

Punjab government announces free wheat seed to flood-hit farmers

Amarinder Singh asked the cooperation department to convert the short-term loans of the flood-affected farmers into medium-term loans.

published on : 26th August 2019

Punjab government extends health cover to 4,500 journalists

Punjab will bear the entire premium under the scheme and nearly 400 private hospitals have been empanelled.

published on : 18th August 2019

Torrential rains lash northern states, alert sounded in Punjab; Delhi monitoring Yamuna water level

In Punjab, an alert has been sounded in several districts following the release of excess water from Bhakra dam through the spill gates after heavy rainfall in its catchment area.

published on : 17th August 2019

Punjab taking steps to counter stubble burning

This initiative of setting-up the plant near Dera Bassi at cost of `17 crore is expected to generate direct employment for around 75 people.

published on : 17th August 2019

Punjab government to reduce land requirement to set up private universities from 35 to 25 acres

The move, which is aimed at boosting investment in higher education, will also be instrumental in retaining maximum land under agriculture in Punjab which is predominantly an agrarian state.

published on : 24th July 2019

Punjab, Haryana agree to hold inter-state meeting on drug menace

It was decided that the scheduled meeting on July 25 will be hosted by Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh.

published on : 12th July 2019

Punjab govt schools to screen English cartoon movies to improve students' language skills

The objective behind the programme is to provide the students with a spontaneous and entertaining way of learning English language.

published on : 1st July 2019

Punjab government takes steps to address drug menace

Jha underlined the need to chase money trails to check drugs trafficking and also appreciated the State’s efforts to counter the drug problem.

published on : 27th June 2019

Amarinder government ignoring Punjab's water management: AAP

AAP emphasised that a 'state water policy' is the need of the hour to check the fast depleting ground water table in the state.

published on : 20th June 2019

Punjab government seeks Centre's help to increase foodgrain storage

The state is currently reeling under acute shortage of covered storage space with more than 100 lakh metric tonne (LMT) out of 280 LMT wheat lying in the open.

published on : 18th June 2019

Punjab toddler death: Land owners leaving borewells open to be fined, may face police case

The state government has mandated a penalty and a case under the Indian Penal Code against the owner of the land where any borewell-related mishap takes place.  

published on : 13th June 2019

Declare Guru Nanak birth anniversary as 'national tolerance day': Amarinder Singh

Singh suggested that the birth anniversary of the first Sikh Guru be observed in this manner every year thereafter, according to a statement.

published on : 3rd June 2019

Regularising contract employees: Punjab forms officers committee; employees unions go on strike

Given the tight fiscal situation it had inherited from the previous government, Congress government was forced to delay the regularisation of these employees till things improved on the fiscal front.

published on : 7th March 2019
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