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Pb govt to probe alleged SC/BC scholarship scam: minister

Press Trust of India  |  Fatehgarh Sahib 

The in will adopt zero tolerance towards drug menace and corrupt practices, while all the misdeeds of previous SAD-regime will be probed, state cabinet minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot said today.

The will probe the alleged scam worth crores in the disbursement of scholarships to Scheduled Caste and Backward Classes students and anyone found involved in scam will be dealt with severely, he told reporters here.

Dharmsot, the minister for SC/BC welfare and Forest Department had come here to pay obeisance at historical Gurudwara Fatehgarh Sahib after becoming minister.

To a query, he said Chief Minister has great concern about the closer and shifting of industrial units particularly in Mandi Gobindgarh.

He said soon the Chief Minister will meet the industrialists and come out with new industrial policy to restart the industry in Mandi Gobindgarh.

He said soon his department will initiate a campaign to boost the rural economy as well as to make clean and green rural environment through sapling plantation campaign on one third panchayat land by involving MNREGA workers.

Dharmsot added that it will help in creating eco-friendly environment and generation of employment for MNREGA workers.

Each MNREGA worker will be allotted 200 saplings to look after, he said.

Later he visited historical dera of Late Sant Baba Hansali Wale and paid obeisance.

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First Published: Mon, March 20 2017. 21:32 IST