Power minister Punjab, Gurpreet Singh Kangar, on Tuesday, presided over the district level mega camp organized under Mahatma Gandhi Sarbat Vikas Yojna (MGSVY) on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. While disbursing certificates to beneficiaries of various welfare schemes, Kangar said that Captain Amarinder Singh led Punjab government was committed for the development of the state and several schemes like MGSVY, Debt Relief Scheme, Ghar Ghar Rozgar and Mission Tandrust Punjab have been running successfully. Mr. Kangar also congratulated 51 proud blood donors as they have donated blood in a blood donation camp organized by Youth Services department. He said that Mahatma Gandhi has also served the people of India without any discrimination of caste and creed. He added that along with paying tribute to Father of the Nation, the MGSVY scheme will also benefit thousands of people who were earlier deprived from the welfare schemes.
The Power minister said that the ‘Ghar Ghar Rozgar’ scheme has also benefitted as many as two lakh people in direct or indirect way. He added that Debt Relief Scheme will also provide financial assistance to as many 10.25 lakh marginal and small farmers. He added that debt of 1736.29 crore Rupees of 3,07,045 farmers has already been waived off in the first phase and in the second phase as many as 1,27,838 more farmers were also being identified by the state government.The minister added that Mission Tandarust Punjab has also brought drastic change in the society to curb food adulteration and pollution. He said that under the mission, samples were regularly being collected and strict action has been taken against the persons responsible for food adulteration.On this occasion, Principal Secretary R Venket Ratnam, Deputy Commissioner Dharam Pal Gupta, SSP Harjit Singh, ADC Roohi Dugg, SDM Sandeep Kumar, Assistant Commissioner Dr. Karamjit Singh, former MLA Harchand Kaur Ghanauri were also present.