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Sarkar Vapaar milni provides on the spot solution to problems of traders

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS | February 26, 2024 01:11 AM

DINANAGAR (Gurdaspur): Sarkar Vapaar Milni organized by the state government led by the Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann on Sunday proved to be an apt platform for solving the problems of the traders and industrialists on the spot.

During the milni, Jasbir Singh said that this is a historic occasion for the entire district as the Chief Minister has come here. He said that for the first time any Chief Minister has bothered to come amongst the people and listen to grievances of traders. He said that Dinanagar is situated on the border so frequent power cuts pose problems in their work.

Responding quickly, the Chief Minister asked the PSPCL authorities to immediately look into the matter and ensure that no unannounced cuts should be there. He said that this is not tolerable as Punjab has surplus power and no cuts especially unannounced ones should take place.

Another trader/ industrialist, Ravi Khanna said that industrial area Gurdaspur had come into existence long back but is facing a quagmire of problems since then. He said that it is for the first time that any Chief Minister has come to the border area adding that even the local MLAs in the past had not heard the people of this area. He hoped that the issues of the border district would now be resolved at the earliest.

Replying to it, the Chief Minister said that people had voted them to power with hope due to which now the winds of change are blowing in the state and he is sitting here. He said that the people won’t have to suffer now as the state government is making concerted efforts for the welfare of people and progress of the state. Bhagwant Singh Mann said that neither he promises Rs 15 lakh in every account nor plying buses on water but every word he says will be fulfilled.

Paramjit Singh Sohal from Qadian, said that traders are the backbone of the economic activity in the state but they don’t get any facility especially in case of natural disaster, theft or mishap with them. He said that traders must be allowed to do his work fully, adding that for the first time any Chief Minister has come into the field to listen to their problems.

Rajbir Singh Randhawa, another trader/ industrialist, congratulated the Chief Minister for doing exemplary work in the state. He said that ever since independence no Chief Minister had ever bothered about people but for the first time people are being listened to. He also raised the issues of traffic congestion and security in Batala district along with strengthening the public transport system in the town. He also sought concerted efforts by the state government to give a boost to the industrial development in the town.

Satwinder Singh Goldy from Dinanagar said that in the last 35 years no one had ever bothered about the common man. However, he said that with the concerted efforts of the Chief Minister, Punjab is witnessing a new era of unprecedented development and progress in the state. He demanded that the excavation of earth upto three feet may be allowed with machines instead of manual excavation and the limit of excavation for brick kiln owners may be enhanced from existing area of two acres to five acres.

The Chief Minister said that from now onwards brick kiln owners may use an area of five acres instead of two acres for the purpose of brick kilning. He said that formal orders in this regard will be issued soon adding that those brick kiln owners who will save the environment will also be incentivized soon. Bhagwant Singh Mann said that the issue of manual excavation will also be examined sympathetically for the welfare of the common man.

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