To boost the manufacturing of Oxygen, we have decided to give thrust sector status to all units producing oxygen above 5 MTPD: Capt Amarinder Singh

To boost the manufacturing of Oxygen, we have decided to give thrust sector status to all units producing oxygen above 5 MTPD & also to all oxygen cylinder manufacturing & concentrator producing units.

All units will be eligible for 100% exemption from CLU/EDC, Property Tax, Electricity & Stamp Duty & Investment Subsidy by way of reimbursement of GST up to 125% of Fixed Capital Investment made in land, building and machinery.

Our Cabinet today approved transfer of 5 acres of Panchayat land in SAS Nagar to the ICMR DELHI for establishment of the National Institute of Virology for North Zone.

Request Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan Ji to have its construction work undertaken at the earliest.

We have launched single window Online Citizen Portal in Housing & Urban Development for seamless property related services: Capt Amarinder Singh

Capt Amarinder Singh – Chief Minister, Punjab:

We have launched single window Online Citizen Portal in Housing & Urban Development for seamless property related services by ensuring paperless functioning in a time-bound manner.

It will benefit all by providing services in a transparent manner & help in eliminating delays.

Punjab CM Capt. Amarinder Singh writes to PM Modi & HM Amit Shah for 50 mt additional O2 allocation & 20 more tankers

CMO Punjab :

Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh sought the immediate intervention of both, the Prime Minister and the Union Home Minister, to ensure uninterrupted supply of medical oxygen to the state, along with additional allocation of 50 MT LMO from a nearby source and 20 additional tankers (preferably conducive to rail travel) for timely evacuation of LMO from Bokaro.

The Chief Minister sent out separate letters to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah, as the number of Covid patients on varying levels of oxygen support in the state went up to 10000.

Expressing deep concern over the imminent loss of lives due to oxygen shortage across the state, the Chief Minister said with mounting caseload, he was unable to increase Level 2 and Level 3 beds due to oxygen availability constraints.

The state was facing the prospect of shortage of oxygen beds, he said, pointing out that the Government of India had expressed its inability to even allow Punjab’s local industry to undertake commercial import of LMO from Pakistan through the Wagah-Attari border, which is geographically proximate. Further, despite assurance that “adequate supply would be ensured to us from alternate sources< I regret to point out that this has not happened”, said Captain Amarinder.

The total allocation of LMO from outside the state is currently 195 MT, of which 90 MT is from Bokaro in eastern India. The balance 105 MT comes from LMO facilities in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. However, Punjab is not getting its daily allocated quota, said the Chief Minister. The existing backlog for Punjab from these LMO facilities is 5.6 MT from Panipat (Haryana), 100 MT from Sela Qui, Dehradun (Uttarakhand) and 10 MT from Roorkee, he added.

Pointing out that Punjab had now been given to understand by the Centre that there would be likely disruption of LMO supply from today from Panipat and Barotiwala, the Chief Minister said this would cause great stress on the already limited oxygen availability in the state, thus causing a medical emergency, including risk of loss of life for the large number of patients who are in critical condition and on regular oxygen support. The disruption should be avoided, he said, adding that, if necessary, the state must be compensated immediately from a nearby additional source.

Referring to the shortage of tankers, the Chief Minister said the state was airlifting two empty tankers daily to Ranchi, with the filled tankers returning by road from Bokaro on a 48-50 hours journey. The Chief Minister said that the state government had already requested the GoI to allocate 20 additional tankers (conducive to rail travel) to allow for regular evacuation of 90 MT LMO from Bokaro on a daily basis, but had been told that only two would be provided, and even those were yet to come.

He urged the Prime Minister and the Home Minister to step in immediately to help resolve the major crisis.

I thank everyone in Punjab for joining us in the ‘Sarbat De Bhale Di Ardas’ : Capt. Amarinder Singh

Capt. Amarinder Singh, CM, Punjab :

I feel extremely blessed to have witnessed 550th Prakash Purab of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, 400th Prakash Purab of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji & 400th Sthapna Divas of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji in my tenure. I thank everyone in Punjab for joining us in the ‘Sarbat De Bhale Di Ardas’.

Reviewed Covid19 with officers of 6 high incidence districts: Capt Amarinder Singh

Reviewed Covid19 with officers of 6 high incidence districts.

Have directed to ready additional Level 2 & 3 beds along with proper arrangement of doctors & other healthcare personnel.

Weekend lockdown to be strictly enforced & additional restrictions will be imposed if necessary.

Every single grain of our farmers will be procured: Capt Amarinder Singh

Reviewed wheat procurement operations in the State.

Every single grain of our farmers will be procured and timely payment made to them.

I am happy to share that 90% of due payment i.e. Rs 14,958 Cr has already been made to 5 lakh farmers.

Capt Amarinder Singh – Chief Minister, Punjab

Cabinet today has decided to impose daily lockdown from 6 PM to 5 AM: Capt Amarinder Singh

Due to continuous & rapid rise of Covid19 cases in Punjab, Cabinet today has decided to impose daily lockdown from 6 PM to 5 AM and weekend lockdown from Friday 6 PM to Monday 5 AM.

Urge you all to stay at home & step out only if absolutely necessary.

Seek your full cooperation.

Capt Amarinder Singh – Chief Minister, Punjab

Have ordered shutdown of operations in the State’s iron and steel industries and have ordered factories to divert Oxygen for medical use: Capt Amarinder Singh

Have ordered shutdown of operations in the State’s iron and steel industries and have ordered factories to divert Oxygen for medical use.

Also, we’ve set up control rooms at State & District level which will monitor the supply of Oxygen in all government and private hospitals.

Capt Amarinder Singh – Chief Minister, Punjab:

Have decided to impose night curfew throughout the State from 8 PM to 5 AM: CM, Capt Amarinder Singh

In view of the sudden spike in Covid19 cases, stricter measures are a must.

During a review meeting today with experts, have decided to impose night curfew throughout the State from 8 PM to 5 AM.

Coaching institutes, Gyms, bars & cinemas to remain shut till 30th April.

Gatherings of over 20, including weddings & funerals are banned.

People flying into Punjab will be mandatorily required to produce RT-PCR negative report mandatorily.

I urge you all to adhere to these measures to thwart the vicious second wave of Covid19.

Restaurants and eating places in hotels will remain closed on Sundays and allowed takeaways on other days of the week.

Appeal to everyone to maximise vaccination amongst the eligible population and to keep following necessary safety protocols.

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Happy to share that actor & philanthropist Sonu Sood will be the Brand Ambassador of our Covid19 vaccination drive: Capt Amarinder Singh

Happy to share that actor & philanthropist Sonu Sood will be the Brand Ambassador of our Covid19 vaccination drive.

I thank him for supporting our campaign to reach out to, and protect, every Punjabi, and appeal to all to get vaccinated at the earliest.

Vaccination against Covid19 will provide all with required immunity to fight pandemic.

We need to ensure that all eligible persons are vaccinated at the earliest & that we continue to follow safety protocols.

Urge my fellow Punjabis to ensure we triumph against Covid19.

Capt Amarinder Singh – Chief Minister, Punjab:

In the VC with PM Narendra Modi Ji, sought review of immunisation strategy: Capt Amarinder Singh

In the VC with PM Narendra Modi Ji, sought review of immunisation strategy to vaccinate all age groups in affected areas & also called for occupation-based immunisation.

This will not only help in checking super spreaders but also the normalisation of critical activities.

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I am happy to share that Punjab Govt has decided to make travel free for women across the state in all Government buses: Capt Amarinder Singh

Capt Amarinder Singh – Chief Minister, Punjab:

I am happy to share that Punjab Govt has decided to make travel free for women across the state in all Government buses.

We have been persistent in our efforts to empower our women and we will continue doing the same. Happy International Womens Day to everyone.

Happy with the way our 5th Budget has maintained balance between Punjab’s present needs & the needs of our future generations.

Farmers, Healthcare, Education, Women, Social Security & Development of State Infrastructure form the core pillars of the State Budget & our governance.

Our Budget aims at directly helping the Women, Elderly, Under-Privileged, & Freedom Fighters.

Which is why Social Security Pension has been doubled to Rs 1500/p.m., pension of Freedom Fighters increased to Rs 9400/p.m. & assistance under Aashirwad Scheme increased to Rs. 51,000.

Welfare of Farmers has been the spl focus of our Budget.

Rs 17051 Cr have been earmarked for development of farmers.

We will be doing a new round of Debt Waiver for farmers & landless farm workers along with launch of “Kamyaab Kisan, Khushaal Punjab” to improve farmers’ income.

Our Cabinet has approved Punjab Abadi Deh Bill: Capt Amarinder Singh

Capt Amarinder Singh – Chief Minister, Punjab:

Our Cabinet has approved Punjab Abadi Deh Bill.

It will help in compilation of Record of Rights of land within the Lal Lakir of villages.

This will expedite implementation of Mission Lal Lakir & confer property rights to people & also enable them to monetise these property rights.

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Inaugurated home delivery of Driving Licences & RCs across Punjab: Capt Amarinder Singh

Capt Amarinder Singh – Chief Minister, Punjab:

Inaugurated home delivery of Driving Licences & RCs across Punjab.

These documents will be delivered to all applicants via post.

This will not only make the process less cumbersome but will also reduce corruption & eliminate illegal touts & agents.

To ensure safer travel for women all buses are required to install location tracking device & panic button.

Failure to comply within 6 months shall lead to cancellation of permits.

100% installation has been done in PUNBUS & 50% of the remaining PRTC buses will install by 31 Mar.