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Friday, 13 November 2020

Punjab Government releases Rs 405 cr to clear pending payments under various schemes

chandigarh, November 12

The Punjab Government on Thursday released Rs 405.34 crore towards payment of various schemes and development projects, including a sum of Rs 197.46 crore for social security pensions/other financial assistance schemes.

The Rs 197.46 cr will be disbursed among nearly 25.57 lakh beneficiaries, including elderly, widow and destitute women, dependent children and disabled, for October.

A sum of Rs 64.19 crore has been released on account of midday meals and Rs 18.36 crore for the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Gramin) schemes.

Similarly, Rs 15.15 crore will be given in salary to staff under the scheme for setting up of memorials, besides Rs 15.12 crore for clearing pending bills under centrally sponsored and Nabard schemes. — TNS

from The Tribune

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