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Punjab issues debt waiver certificates of Rs 485 cr to 73,748 farmers

Press Trust of India  |  Rampura (Sangrur) 

The government today distributed debt relief certificates worth Rs 485.69 crore to 73,748 farmers of six districts at a major event here.

handed over debt waiver certificates to 14 farmers, as a token gesture, in the presence of his cabinet colleagues, Rural Development and Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa, and Forests and

Sunil Jakhar, former and former were also present at the event, which was forced to give a miss due to a last-minute glitch in his chopper.

Following the change in plan, the tweeted his regrets at not being personally present on the occasion, and reiterated his personal commitment to upholding the interests of the farming community.

While Bajwa announced a grant of Rs 25 lakh for the upgradation of Rampura Sports Stadium, Manpreet said the Chief Minister had personally directed him to examine all the demands raised by local MLA Vijay Inder Singla, including that for a at and a

Farmers from the districts of Sangrur, Barnala, Patiala, Fatehgarh Sahib, SAS Nagar and Rupnagar were the beneficiaries in this phase of the implementation of the farm debt waiver scheme.

Addressing the gathering, lashed out at the Akali leadership for allegedly trying to tarnish the image of the government through false propaganda after failing to do anything for the farmers during their 10-year rule.

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 22:25 IST