Chandigarh: The Punjab government has issued a notification to implement the Old Pension Scheme (OPS).

CM Bhagwant Mann said that the notification regarding sugarcane has been approved in the meeting.

In a historic decision for the first time sugarcane farmers will be given the highest amount of Rs 380 per quintal in the country.

Apart from this, Punjab government has cleared the entire payment of sugarcane farmers. The money of many mills has also been cleared.

Sugarcane mills to start from November 20

Mann said that sugarcane mills will start functioning from November 20 and this time mills have been asked to clear payments to farmers at the earliest.

CM Bhagwant Mann informed about filling 645 vacant lecturer posts of the college in the second decision. He also said that the posts of principals will be filled in 16 government colleges. Earlier, the age limit of lecturer was 45 years, but in the cabinet meeting, the age limit has been increased to 53 years.

Electricity bill of gaushala waived off

Electricity bills of registered gaushalas in Punjab till October 15 have been waived off. Mann said that talks will be held with self-reliant gaushalas and operators of gaushalas that have not been able to meet expenses. So that more and more animals can be sent to gaushalas.

7-month report card on agriculture

CM Bhagwant Mann said that the government has taken many decisions related to agriculture during the last 7 months. Money has been transferred through DBT to the farmers’ account on direct sowing of the crop. Rs 25 crore has been transferred to the bank accounts of 29335 farmers.

In Punjab, the area under moong crop has increased from 50,000 acres to 1.25 lakh acres. Markfed has given an additional amount of Rs 40 crore to the farmers on procurement.

Mann said that an amount of Rs 80 crore has been released to the farmers in case of crop damage in 7 months.

Rs 5 lakh each and jobs to martyrs of farmers’ agitation

CM Bhagwant Mann said that during the farmers’ movement, 624 families of martyrs have been given Rs 5 lakh per family each. While members of 326 families have been given jobs and others will also be given jobs.

CM Mann said that no complaints were received during the paddy procurement process this year.

The mandis did not overflow and the government monitored transport, including shellers, so that the crop could not be brought to Punjab from outside states.

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