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Punjab Govt led by CM Bhagwant Mann to spend Rs.1.58 crore for bio-remediation of legacy waste at Municipal solid waste dump of Sangrur

DALJEET KAUR | May 23, 2023 08:44 PM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab government, led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, is continuously making efforts to provide basic facilities and a clean, pollution-free environment to the people of the state. In this direction, several initiatives are being taken across the state.

The Minister of Local Government, Dr. Inderbir Singh Nijjar, said that the Punjab government has decided to spend approximately Rs 1.50 crore for the bio-remediation of legacy waste at the municipal solid waste dump sites in Dhuri and Bhawanigarh, Sangrur, as well as for the supply of sweeping machine.

Providing further information, Dr. Inderbir Singh Nijjar, the Minister of Local Government, stated that Rs 30 lakh will be spent for the supply of a sweeping machine (diesel-operated) for the Municipal Council of Dhuri. Additionally, Rs 72.50 lakh and Rs 49.98 lakh will also be spent for the bio-remediation of legacy waste at the municipal dump sites in Dhuri and Bhawanigarh, respectively.

Dr. Nijjar further explained that these activities to be carried out at the Municipal Councils of Dhuri and Bhawanigarh will not only benefit the large population of the areas but also protect them from serious diseases caused by dirt and pollution.

The Minister stated that the Local Government Department has initiated the necessary processes for these projects. He mentioned that tenders for these projects have been uploaded on the Punjab government website He also added that any amendments to these tenders, if needed, will be provided on the same website.

He instructed the department officials to ensure transparency and maintain high-quality standards in all development projects.

In response to Bhagwant Singh Mann’s comments about him, the SGPC president said that if the Chief Minister can tell that he is not a parrot of Delhi?

“Bhagwant Singh Mann does not know the history of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the SGPC”, he said.

Reminding Mann about the history, SGPC President said that Master Tara Singh remained President of SAD as well as the SGPC. Moreover, Mohan Singh Nagoke and Mohan Singh Tur simultaneously remained Presidents of SAD as well as Jathedars of Sri Akal Takht Sahib.

“The Chief Minister is making absurd statements because he lacks knowledge about the Sikh principles of Miri Piri (Sikh doctrine of a close relationship between devotion and power)”, said Harjinder Singh Dhami. The SGPC President advised Punjab CM to pay attention to the government’s work and speak within his limitations.

On this occasion, SGPC General Secretary Bhai Gurcharan Singh Grewal, members Bhai Rajinder Singh Mehta, Harjap Singh Sultanwind, and Gurpreet Singh Jhabbar, SGPC secretary Partap Singh, OSD Satbir Singh Dhami, additional secretaries Balwinder Singh Kahlwan and Gurinder Singh Mathrewal, manager Satnam Singh Mangasarai, assistant secretaries Shahbaz Singh and Jaswinder Singh Jassi were present.

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