Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann launches ‘Govt at your doorstep’ initiative

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Friday launched his one-year-old regime’s another public-friendly initiative to meet people and address public issues at their doorsteps.

The initiative, “Govt at your doorsteps”, got under way with the holding of a Cabinet meeting in Ludhiana on Friday.

CM Mann said now onwards, Cabinet meetings would be held in different parts of the state to meet people and address public issues on the spot.

“This will fulfill our another promise to take the government to the cities and villages,” the CM told the media.

After holding a Cabinet meeting in the field, the Council of Ministers would remain at the same station throughout the day, the CM said.

“The government would remain at the doorsteps of the public at least once a month,” he said, adding that today’s Cabinet meeting in Ludhiana was first in this series.

Earlier, the Cabinet approved compensating the farm labourers as well farmers for crop loss. “If the farmer would be paid Rs 15,000 per acre as crop loss compensation, labourers working on his land would also get Rs 1,500 per acre,” Mann announced.

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