Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu said the state government is trying to strengthen the rural economy.
Addressing a gathering in the concluding function of two day Sipur fair at Mashobra on Tuesday the CM announced, “The state government would buy ten litres cow milk from each farmer at Rs 80 per litre and buffalo milk at Rs 100 per litre as promised by the Congress party during the last Assembly election and efforts are being made to implement the scheme.”
The CM said, “The state government has fulfilled its first guarantee of restoring the old pension scheme and another guarantee to give Rs 1500 per month to under Indira Gandhi Mahila Samman Nidhi to 2.31 lakh women is also being fulfilled.”
He said, “The state government has inherited a huge debt from the previous government. Every citizen has a debt of Rs 93000 ton him but the government is making an earnest effort to revamp the economy of the state for next ten years with cooperation of people, besides resource mobilization.”
The CM said, “A scheme would be introduced soon aiming at providing loans to poor children for pursuing higher education at an interest rate of one percent”.
Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister Anirudh Singh welcomed the CM and greeted people on the occasion.