Punjab Government will decide on the future course of action with respect to the lockdown in the state on May 30. Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh will be chairing a review meeting with the concerned departments on the overall Covid-19 situation in the state on May 30. He will announce the government’s decision on lifting or further extension of lockdown thereafter.
After the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, an official spokesperson said that the Cabinet has decided that the decision should be taken after on-ground assessment of the situation a couple of days before the current lockdown is due to end. Meanwhile, any decision on the extension, with our without relaxations, will be taken after the review meeting.
Meanwhile, the Punjab Cabinet complimented the Food and Civil Supplies department for ensuring the seamless procurement of wheat during Rabi Marketing Season 2020-21 especially during the COVID-19 and lockdown situation.
Punjab Cabinet has also placed its appreciation for Food and Civil Supplies Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu on record for successfully accomplishing the task of wheat procurement in nearly 4,000 mandis across the state while adhering to the health and social distancing protocols for the safety.
Lauding the smooth procurement operations, Captain Amarinder Singh said that it was really satisfying that the entire department of Food and Civil Supplies and Punjab Mandi Board worked day and night to ensure the elaborate arrangements in a record time of just one and half month.