Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh today sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s support in allowing the state government to sell its “surplus power” to Pakistan or Nepal in the economic interest of the state which is facing a cash crunch.
The Chief Minister, at a meeting with Prime Minister at New Delhi, also sought the Centre’s support in making agriculture more sustainable for the farmers in the state by putting in place a ‘Deficiency Price Payment Mechanism’ to encourage a shift to non-paddy cultivation.
This was disclosed here by Raveen Thukral, Media Advisor to CM, after the meeting which was held at the Prime Minister’s residence. Expressing concern over the problems faced by the Punjab farmers living in border areas, Captain Amarinder also requested an increase in central government compensation for them, to ensure effective and stronger border management. Read More…
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