'NRI Punjabiyan Nal Milni' programme in five districts of Punjab from Dec 16
Mohali, November 29: The Bhagwant Mann-led Punjab Government has decided to organise 'NRI Punjabiyan Nal Milni' programmes in Jalandhar (December 16), Mohali (December 19), Ludhiana (December 23), Moga (December 26) and Amritsar (December 30) to listen to plaints of Punjab diaspora (Punjabi NRIs).
Following a review meeting with the NRI Affairs Department Punjab, NRI Commission, NRI Sabha, Punjab NRI Affairs Minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal said the issues and complaints of Punjabi NRIs would be resolved at these meetings.
The issues of NRIs belonging to Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur, SBS Nagar and Kapurthala would be resolved during 'NRI Punjabiyan Nal Milni' event at Jalandhar on December 16. Similarly, a programme will be organised at SAS Nagar on December 19 during which matters of Punjabi diaspora belonging to SAS Nagar, Rupnagar, Fatehgarh Sahib and Patiala districts would be taken up.
The Punjab Cabinet minister said in Ludhiana on December 23, the issues of Punjabi diaspora from Ludhiana, Sangrur, Barnala and Malerkotla would be resolved. At Moga and Amritsar on December 26 and 30, the issues pertaining to Moga, Ferozepur, Faridkot, Mukatsar, Fazilka, Bathinda, Mansa and Amritsar, Gurdaspur, Pathankot and Tarn Taran districts would be covered.
Dhaliwal also announced to improve basic facilities at 15 NRI police stations. He said a sum of Rs 2 lakh each would be given to NRI police stations and a total of Rs 30 lakh would be released for the purpose soon.
The Cabinet Minister said PCS-Level officers would be deputed as nodal officers to resolve the issues and complaints with the support of the district administration.
He said the issue would be taken up with the Union Government to extend rights to NRI Punjabis to buy agricultural land in Punjab. Besides, the Punjab Government was also encouraging NRIs to invest in Punjab, he added.
- PTC NEWS