Tarkhanwala| In order to tackle the problem of pollution due to bio-mass burning the Punjab government is planning on to build bio-ethanol plants in every district of Punjab says Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal.
Badal was addressing a gathering after laying the foundation stone of the first bio-ethanol plant of Punjab at Tarkhanwala village in the presence of Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal. He said that this would also augment the income of farmers in the state.
MLA from Talwandi Sabo Jeet Mohinder Singh Sidhu and Executive Director of the Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited Anil Pande were also present on the occasion. Badal said the establishment of this bio-ethanol plant would benefit both Punjab and the rest of the country, apart from the farming community. He also said Punjab would become pollution-free with this plant coming to fruition and Malwa region would be more prosperous.
The Deputy Chief Minister said the state has been a witness to unprecedented development during the past 10 years and during the next 5 years, the SAD-BJP government has set a target to make all the streets and drains of all the villages of the state concretised, besides providing solar lights and sewerage along with clean drinking water.
He also divulged that on forming the government for third consecutive time, the SAD-BJP government would construct colonies in the villages, thereby providing 5 lakh houses to the poor.
Taking pot-shots at PPCC President Captain Amarinder Singh, the Deputy Chief Minister said the Congress party is being run by PK (poll strategist Prashant Kishore) in Punjab who has no knowledge about the history and culture of the state.
Quipping on the form filling drive of the Congress regarding loan waiver, Badal said that if Captain Amarinder is so serious about this issue, then he should give an undertaking that he would donate his palace to the people of Punjab in case he fails to live up to his promise.
Calling Congress an "anti -Punjab" party, the Deputy Chief Minister said that this party is riddled with the factionalism and party vice president Rahul Gandhi is also contributing to the downfall of the party which would suffer a fate far worse than 2012.
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