The Punjab government Tuesday claimed that 117 companies had made commitments of over Rs.65,000 crore worth of investments in the state as the two-day "Progressive Punjab" investors' summit concluded here.
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Faced with mounting debt, no new investment, flight of industry and out of control land prices, the Punjab government has ventured into its latest exercise of attracting investment for "Progressive Punjab" through a high-profile investors' summit which began here Monday.
In order to expand and contribute towards the digital inclusion drive in Punjab, Bharti Airtel will invest over Rs.4,000 crore in the next five years, a company statement said here Monday.
The Punjab government will launch a new Atta-Dal scheme for nearly 30 lakh 'blue card' holders in the state from Dec 1, a state government spokesman said Friday.
The fourth edition of the World Cup Kabaddi (WCK) will see teams from 14 countries vying for prize money of Rs.6.67 crore, organisers said here Thursday.
The way Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal has positioned itself, thanks to the corporate style functioning of its president Sukhbir Singh Badal, and the trio, including his wife and brother-in-law, who call the shots in the state, is now the talk in political circles across the state.
Drawing flak from various quarters for failing to take action against encroachers, especially VIPs and other influential people, for large-scale encroachment, the Punjab government Tuesday said it would dispossess all encroachers from shamlat or village common land.
Farmer Kirpal Singh from Punjab's Kapurthala district sits beside his paddy produce in the Bholath grain market. Around him are stockpiles of paddy lying in the open. Disappointment and some frustration are writ large on his face. The reason is that his produce is not even fetching him the minimum support price (MSP) that the central government has announced.
The Punjab government proposes to build a domestic airport at Adampur near Jalandhar, a senior functionary said Friday.
The Punjab government will soon launch a pension scheme for construction labourers in the state, a minister said here Wednesday.
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