Punjab Government using farm funds on Covid: SAD - ECAS Punjab

Punjab Government using farm funds on Covid: SAD

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 10

The SAD on Monday alleged that Punjab farmers were being made to pay the price for the loot of the state exchequer by Congress men with the government running away from releasing Rs 300 crore given by the Centre to subsidise paddy stubble management machinery. It has informed the Supreme Court that the funds had been used to fight Covid-19.

In a statement here, former minister Dr Daljit Singh Cheema said it was shocking that the Congress government had submitted in the apex court that it had used the funds meant for purchasing 23,500 straw management machines to fight the pandemic.

“The Punjab Government seems to have misled the apex court as it has not utilised the disaster management funds lying with it. The Congress government has also admitted that it has not utilised Rs 60 crore accumulated with it as part of the CM Relief Fund meant to fight the pandemic,” said Dr Cheema.

He said: “Besides, Central funds have been received by Punjab under various heads to fight the pandemic. The government is yet to exhaust this money and submit the utilisation certificate for the same.”



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