The Chief Minister said that Aam Aadmi Clinics are acting as a cornerstone to revamp the healthcare system in the state. He said that more than 80 lakh patients have been benefited in such clinics so far. Bhagwant Singh Mann said that these clinics have revolutionised the health care sector in the state thereby immensely benefiting the common man
With the onset of monsoon, all mining operations on the river beds of Punjab have been stopped.
Giving this information on Tuesday, Mining and Geology minister Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria said all Deputy Commissioners and Senior Superintendents of Police have been asked to ensure that no mining operations are carried out till 30 September.
Ordering strict monitoring of the operation, he directed the officers to remove all machines from the river bed sites.
“Any laxity on the part of the officers in the implementation of the prohibition orders will not be tolerated,” he added.
Assuring the people of hassle-free supply of sand, the minister said mining operations would continue on those sites which are out of the rivers. He further said that an auction would be held for 47 gravel quarries soon. With the auction of these quarries, the crusher Industry will receive raw material very easily and supply of gravel will also increase.
The minister said six executive engineer rank officers have been deployed as district mining officers in the department. Also, 28 officers have been deployed as assistant mining officers at the sub-division level.
Apart from them, junior engineers and other office staff will also be deployed soon in the districts, the minister added.