India / Jobs given to 147 families of farmers who lost their lives in the movement: Punjab Govt

Zoom News : Oct 06, 2021, 08:48 AM
Chandigarh:  Accentuating its commitment to stand with farmers and their families in the hour of crisis, the Punjab Agriculture Department today issued 147 appointment letters to the family members of farmers, who died during the ongoing farmer agitation.

Stating this Randeep Nabha, Agriculture Minister of the state said that these letters were handed over to the concerned ministers who would further take them to every household and personally hand it over to the concerned families. It was the firm promise of the State Government to give jobs to the family members of the farmers who lost their lives in the ongoing agitation. The department has issued appointment letters in tandem with the Department of Revenue, Education and Health. The state Government strongly stands by the cause of farmers, he stated.

Nabha added that since Punjab is an agrarian state which is feeding the poor of the nation with a contribution to the National Food Grain Pool at 30-40 percent wheat and 25-30 percent rice and having a land area of 1.5 percent of the total land area of India.

Cabinet Minister said that strict instructions have been issued to all the deputy commissioners to expedite the pending claims at the earliest.