Thursday, 15 September 2016

First International Flight takes off From Mohali International Airport

The wait is over, Mohali International Airport’s first international flight will take off on 15th September, and the inaugural flight is Air India Express to Sharjah.  Punjab’s  Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal along with his delegates which compromise of eight ministers and nine senior officers, will be present at the airport. 

The flight will take 3.15 hours to reach its destination.The inaugural flight is a 186-seat new Boeing aircraft with 737-800 economy seat will take off at 6:15 will land at 8pm after a travel time of 3hours and 15 minutes.

Everything has been taken care of from security to immigration. 12 immigration authorities has been set up, 6 each at arrival and departure. The standard of security at the airport is according to the international standards of security. A dedicated police station consisting of 20 policemen is at the premises and is already functioning. There are 300 personnel guard which will be increased in strength, there are well equipped commandos of Punjab police and is also guarded by CISF.

The name of the airport is yet to be decided, though the Punjab government has made up its mind to name the airport after Shaheed Bhagat Singh. 

Monday, 12 September 2016

Punjab Leading In Textile and Hosiery Production

Punjab leads India in textile industry. Punjab has 1.8 percent of growth rate which is better than the nation’s growth rate.  This is due to the incentives that government provides people for entering this industry.

Punjabis are hardworking people, they have been excelling in agriculture and industrial sector both. Punjab’s industries be it textile, cycle or tractor is doing better than any other state of the country. People are very active here and with the help of government providing incentives, there is no stopping for people of Punjab. Punjab is well known for its textile and Hosiery manufacturing industry as manufacturing is done at largest scale with efficient machinery and labor. Spinning and Hosiery exports are other key elements which make it able for Punjab to top the nation in Textile based industry.

Ludhiana takes credit for all the industrial growth in the nation, Hosiery and readymade garments are produced here. Vardhman group is the largest contributor here.  JCT fabrics id produces in Phagwara city and Barnala is home to the Trident group, one the very eminent textile manufacturers.
Average gross domestic production of Punjab was around 50.9 Billion USD and a major role was played by textile industry alongside Agro based industry. Textile industry has been flourishing in the state and is providing employment to many people. The produces are not just exported to other states but exported abroad as well. 

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Punjab Government Is Helping The Farmers In Pest Control

The cultivation of cotton crops has been decreased in Bathinda compared to the last year because of the white fly attack on the cotton crops. Due to the extensive damage to cottom crops by the white fly, farmers in Punjab are left with no choice but to grow Kharif crops. Even the government has asked the farmers to grow mode paddy, growth of which is expected to go more than one lakh up by more according to a senior official of Punjab Agriculture Department. Punjab had set a target of 28.50 lakh hectares of paddy. “The main reason behind rise in paddy will be the drop in acreage under cotton crops as farmers will divert that area towards rice,”, he added

Though the recent rain has bought some relief for the farmers in Bathinda and Mansa districts as it will be able to reduce the whitefly attack. After discussions between the monitoring committees formed by the Chief Secretary on filed visits, farmers were made aware about barrier crops to save cotton from whitefly. Chief Secretary also formed an interstate panel compromising of 10 members from the neighboring states to evaluate the pest attack and take the required measures.

Government has been making amendments in order to provide some relief to the farmers. Different seeds has been recommended by the PAU and have been asked to launch a concerted drive in the specific areas to control the spread of white fly. With this persuasion campaign has been started among farmers to sow barrier crops, namely, maize, jowar and bajra to prevent from pest attack.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Health Department all set to curb Dengue

Dengue has been a problem for few years, it has been spreading in Punjab and it has affected the people of the state. This year the Health Department has been trying its best to avoid Dengue and take all precautionary measures. They have been carrying regular checking in possible Dengue prone places and carrying door-to-door campaigns to make people aware of the precautions and symptoms of Dengue so that people can guard themselves against the disease. They have also been carrying out drives to spread awareness among the residents to keep the surroundings clean and refrigerators, air conditioners, coolers clean and dry.

This is not it, the health department is also using Gambusia fish that eats up the larva spread around by dengue mosquitoes and multiplying the number of these fishes in all the parts of the state. The effort of the health department can be seen by the results. Bathinda had the most reported number of Dengue in 2015 and the number has gone down thanks to the awareness drive carried by the department. The department almost covererd all the areas of Bathinda which includes more than 60,000 households. The hospitals are also more aware and equipped to handle the patients.

Right To Service Act is a great tool for Citizens

Right to Service Act was passed on 19th October 2011 by the state government of Punjab. The primary motive of RTS act was to make the delivery of government services to people of Punjab in easier and smooth manner. RTS act will be beneficial for people as it makes sure that the services are delivered in specified time span. Since RTS Act was first implemented i.e. 2011, Punjab government has been making sincere efforts to fulfill the motive of Service act and is focused on the agenda of putting service beyond duty.
According to the RTS Act, commission will arrange meetings after specified intervals of time to take important decisions, the functioning of the commission will be monitored and the final decision making lies in the hands of the chief commissioner. Right to Service Act has been providing transparency in the government department which is a great help for people of Punjab.
A Punjab Right to commission has also been set up for a timely delivery and suggestions to improve the quality/delivery of services. A commission also makes sure that the execution of RTS is done properly. As per the official spokesperson’s claim, around 28, 37,866 applicants have taken the advantage of the notified services during the month of February under the mentioned Act. Also, only 14,160 are the pending applications which are to be cleared as soon as possible. The implementation of Punjab Right to Service Act has been successful and it has also empowered the people of Punjab

Monday, 27 June 2016

Highlighting Punjab government over the Unipoles

Outdoor advertising is a great medium to reach directly to the public. It is expensive, as well as the most effective form of advertising. Hoarding and banners have been into practice since ages and have been used by various brands to the core. It is very expensive; therefore various brands still can’t afford to go for outdoor advertising. These days, the marketing agencies are looking for more interesting ways to advertise the brands and reach closer to the public.

The government of Punjab is now looking forward to hire unipoles to advertise itself across the state. They will be talking about the achievements of Punjab Government in last few years and how the state has been developed in their tenure of governance till now. With this advertising, the benefit will be given to the Municipal Corporation, which has not yet been able to generate the required amount of revenue in the last few years.

With the SAD-BJP government advertising excessively on these unipoles, the municipal corporation will have an added advantage of revenue and can later on use these unipoles to be sold to various brands across the state. The government has asked the corporation to give them the prices for the 50% major sites in different parts of the state. They are planning to start this advertising program till December and will be extending further to other sites as well in near future.

It will even add to the beautification of the state, as these hoardings on the highways across the state will be highlighting the achievements of the state, highlighting its development and highlighting the positive points that the city is known for. Various agencies have also been roped in to give out their best prices and the ones giving the lowest rates will be taking up this assignment for the government. Also, the Municipal Corporation Board has prepared their own list of unipoles and their prices and will be giving the same to the Public Relations Department for further consideration. With this process, the Municipal Coporation would at least earn a sum of Rs 1 crore in a span of six months, which will be a huge achievement for the board.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

CCTV cameras, a boon for The Golden Temple

The Golden Temple is one of the most-visited places by people in and around Punjab, be it the local people of the state or from other parts of the country or even foreign tourists. The first thing that the authorities should take care of, is the security of the visitors to this holy place and that their peaceful experience shouldn’t be disturbed by any unruly element of the society.

Wherever there is crowd, some bad elements of the society are surely to be found there and so does happen at the Golden Temple too. Recently various kids were being abducted from the temple. It was getting difficult for the authorities to handle this situation and so they have installed the closed circuit television cameras (CCTV) in and around the premises of the Golden temple, so that such people can be caught red handed and such incidents can be avoided in future.

The authorities have been getting great help through this and they have caught various goons indulging in these activities at the Golden Temple. It just took 24 hours for the authorities to catch the kidnappers and rescue a child from them, who was kidnapped from the Golden Temple. The authorities saw the women abducting the child and on releasing the footage in the media, they could easily locate the lady and catch her and rescue the child. In addition to solving the problem of abduction of kids from the temple, these cameras have also helped in catching various thieves who steal personal belongings of the visitors, while they are offering prayers to the lord.

The police can now easily keep a watch at such unscrupulous activities. More than 200 cameras have been installed in different parts of the Golden Temple, and many of these are High Definition cameras, installed at the key areas. Parikrama is the place where the control room has been set up, so that the authorities of the Gurdwara can keep a check on everyone entering the Golden Temple and identify the thieves and abductors.