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Punjab Budget 2021: Old-age pension increased to Rs 1,500; free travel for women in govt buses

Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal on Monday presented the state budget for 2021-22 worth Rs 1,68,015 crore

 

Punjab govt to waive farm loans worth Rs 1,186 cr of 1.13 lakh farmers and Rs 526 cr of landless farmers in 2021-22

Manpreet Badal proposes to raise old age pension from Rs 750 to Rs 1,500/month and grant under Shagun scheme to Rs 51,000.

Seven hostels for working women to be set up at Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Patiala, Mohali, Mansa and Bathinda: FM

He also announced an increase in the amount under the Shagun scheme from Rs 21,000 to Rs 51,000.

The government will waive Rs 1,186 crore of 1.13 lakh farmers and Rs 526 crore of landless farmers in the next phase, under the crop loan waiver scheme in 2021-22, as per the budget speech.

Freedom fighter pension increased from Rs 7,500 to Rs 9,500.

New umbrella programme ‘Kamyaab Kisan Khushaal Punjab’ launched.

Govt to set up 2 new medical colleges, 8 maternal and child health wings.

Rs 92 crore allocated for up-gradation of Government Medical College, Patiala

48,989 posts in state government to be filled in the first phase, against 1 lakh vacancies.

Seven hostels to be set up for working women in Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Patiala, Mohali, Mansa and Bathinda.

Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh declares continued commitment to empower women & girl child at every level. Punjab Assembly unanimously passes resolution saluting women’s indomitable spirit & resolving to further empower them.

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