Punjab Government on 26 Jan 2018 launched the release of benefits under ‘Mahatma Gandhi Sarbat Vikas Yojana’. The yojana aimed at the inclusive growth of the distressed sections of the society.
The chief minister assured the beleaguered farmers of the state that all the 10.25 lakh farmers covered by the debt waiver scheme would receive its benefit by November this year.
CM Captain Amarinder said the programme’s objective was to give the distressed sections the help they need, socially or economically or psychologically. The government had identified a large number of such needy people who had so far been deprived of the pro-poor initiatives.
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.