Punjab | Navjot Singh Sidhu Pays Rs. 24 Lakh From His Pocket As Compensation To The Farmers

Punjab | Navjot Singh Sidhu, the Minister of Local Government, Tourism, Cultural Affairs, Archives and Museums of Punjab has announced a compensation of 24 Lakh from his own pocket to farmers who lost their crop in a massive fire. 

It seems like the storm has passed for the farmers after Navjot Singh Sidhu’s announcement.

Navjot Singh Sidhu To Pay Rs. 24 Lakh From His Own Pocket

Farmers who lost their standing wheat crop will be getting a compensation from Navjot Singh Sidhu. The farmers lost their standing crop on Saturday due to a fire incident. Navjot Singh Sidhu expressed sympathy by visiting Othian village of Rajasansi Assembly constituency. About 300 acres of standing crop was destroyed in a fire accident.

Navjot Singh Sidhu, an MLA from Amritsar East said that he the farmers who lost their standing crop will be compensated at a rate of Rs. 8,000 per acre. He said that he would be paying Rs. 24 Lakh from his own pocket to help the affected farmers. He said that he does not want to put any pressure on the state exchequer.

Sincere And The Most Generous Personality

Navjot Singh Sidhu has again proved that he is one of the most generous personalities. Navjot Singh Sidhu takes his work seriously as he recently suspended a water supply and sewerage board officer. The officer was suspended on the charges of negligence of duty.

Sidhu was on his visit to the border town of Dera Baba Nanak in the district. He went there to review various development projects undertaken by the SAD-BJP government. Sidhu found that the officer was not serious with his work and decided to suspend him.

Later it was found that Jugal Kishore, the officer of water supply and sewerage board did not take proper care of the construction of a treatment plan in Dera Baba Nanak. Due to the improper care, the polluted water was destroying the farmer’s crops. Sidhu said that the Congress government in Punjab is reviewing all the development projects which were started by the earlier government.

Navjot Singh Sidhu also shed light on the Jaica Project in Amritsar. He said that it was declared by the earlier government that it would be a Rs. 400 crore worth project but out of that only Rs. 100 crore was spent.

Source: Financial Express, Image Source = Hindustan Times

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