Chandigarh, May 18
The Punjab cabinet decided on Wednesday to recruit 1,700 retired kanungos and patwaris to fill vacancies in the revenue department.
The cabinet headed by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has decided to increase the compensation given to the families of the martyrs from Rs 50 lakh to Rs 1 crore.
The Cabinet has approved the decision taken by the CM to provide financial assistance of Rs 1,500 per acre to those who opt for direct sowing of rice. The money will be transferred to the accounts of farmers using DBT.