Punjab chief minister on 26 January 2018 launched the release of benefits under ‘Mahatma Gandhi Sarbat Vikas Yojana’ aimed at the inclusive growth of the distressed sections of the society. He appealed to the state’s debt-ridden farmers not to commit suicide since his government was committed to the total implementation of its farm debt waiver scheme by November 2018.
Underlining his government’s commitment to the development of Patiala, which had been sidelined by the erstwhile SAD-BJP government completely during its 10-year misrule, CM announced a development grant of Rs 45 crore for rural areas and Rs 5 crore for urban areas over and above Rs 100 crore already announced by him for the upgradation of infrastructure in both urban and rural segments of the district.
Extending his Republic Day greetings to the people, Captain Amarinder recalled the historic moment in 1950 when India adopted its Constitution to empower millions of people to exercise their franchise. He expressed pride and satisfaction at the contribution of Punjabis in strengthening the ethos of democracy by reposing full faith in the Constitution of India.