Union Minister for Food Processing Mrs harsimrat Kaur today challenged the Congerss & AAP to list their achievements for the welfare of farmers in Punjab and other states.While inaugurating development projects at village Mana in district Muktsar Mrs Badal said that the Congress & AAP which has never done anything for the betterment of the farmers are now playing petty politics in the name of farmers just to get political ground on false promises nearing elections.She said that Captain imposed the electricity bills on the tubewells of farmers whereas SAD-BJP alliance is continuously providing free power to farmers for irrigation of Rs 5000 Crores annualy. She said that SAD-BJP launched various welfare schemes for the welfare of farmers which include doubling crop compensation, health insurance cover, provided Rs 644 crore for the cotton crop damaged due to whitefly.She further said that Punjab Government is successfully running welfare schemes for the various sections of the society such Atta Dal Scheme, Bhagat Puran Singh Health Insurance Scheme, Pension Schemes etc.Union Minister said that Punjab Government is connecting all cites with four and six lanes with the investment of Rs 40000 Crores. She said that this will increase the investment in the state with the uninterrupted road connectivity.
Mrs Badal commenting on the Punjab Congress President Capt. Amrinder Singh said that earlier Captain betrayed the Patialvis and now people of Sri Amritsar Sahib. She said that Captain’s performance in Vidhan Sabha and Lok Sabha has been zero. She said that on the other side Punjab Chief Minister always remain in the people and directly interact with the masses to redress their problems.Mrs. Badal inaugurated the Gym Hall, Panchayat House and Community Centre Shed at village Mana established under the Sansad Gram Yojana. Addressing the gathering here Union Minister said that government has spent Rs 10 Crores in this Sansad Gram for various development projects.Earlier Mrs badal disbursed sewing machines and certificates to 39 girls under Nani Chhan campaign to make them self reliant.Others prominent present on the occasion included DC Sumit Jarangal, SSP Gurpreet Gill and other senior officers and Akali leaders of the area.