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Punjab budget 2022: Bhagwant Mann led govt big announcements for farmers and students, free electricity from July 1

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: On Monday, The state’s finance minister Harpal Singh Cheema presented the first state budget, three months after the AAP came to power by winning the assembly elections held here on February 20. In the budget, Bhagwant Mann led govt big announcements for farmers and students. Harpal Singh Cheema began presenting the budget by discussing the government’s anti-corruption effort. He also mentioned Mann’s conduct against Vijay Singla, his own minister who was just ousted from the cabinet.

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Bhagwant Mann big announcement for Formers

The Bhagwant Mann government has allotted ₹11,560 crores for the agriculture sector in its first state budget. A total of 200 crore would be allocated to address the issue of stubble burning, which has become a source of concern in northern India, particularly Delhi-NCR- as soon as winter sets in.

Bhagwant Mann big announcement for students

The state government has promised to set up 16 medical colleges in the state in the next five years. “This will bring up the total number of colleges to 25,” Cheema told the state assembly. An amount of ₹30 crore has been marked for student scholarships too. Mohall clinics will now be established in Punjab, after Delhi. “This government proposes to establish ‘Mohall/ Pind clinics” in order to decentralise the public health services to the lowest level. This year the government plans to establish 117 Mohalla Clinics for which an initial allocation of Rs 77 crore is being proposed. Seventy-five of these Mohalla Clinics will be operationalised by August 15 – India’s 75th Independence Day,” the minister said.

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Bhagwant Mann big announcement for free electricity

Punjab Finance Minister in the State Assembly announced that providing of 300 units of free electricity each month for every household in the state from July 1.

Tech upgrade for law and order

Cyber-crime control rooms shall be set up in all districts with an outlay of ₹30 crore. The state would be covered with CCTV network to check the crime and tap criminals. ₹5 crore is hereby proposed for the installation of CCTV cameras at Mohali and similarly CCTV cameras will be installed at police Mahila Mittar Kendras during FY 2022-23. The construction of a modern district jail in Mohali on 17.5 acres has been identified at Kurara village and initially ₹10 crore is proposed during FY 2022-23.

Bhagwant Mann big announcement for road accident

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Following in the footsteps of the Delhi administration, “The casualties in road accident due to the dearth of timely medical help is a remorseful experience. The AAP government is extremely sensitive to the cause and would try to make sure that anyone who suffers from a road accident is saved. For this, a scheme on the pattern of ‘Farishtey’ scheme in New Delhi would be launched in Punjab whereby anyone can take a road accident victim(s) and get them admitted to any hospital. The sufferers of road accidents will be given free treatment and the entire cost would be borne by the government,” Cheema said.

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