Punjab cabinet meeting was held at Punjab Bhawan on Monday. In the meeting, a decision has been taken to give the ownership of the house to the residents of Lal Dore. City dwellers will also get the benefit of this scheme.

In view of the elections, Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Monday decided to give the ownership of the house to the people living in Lal Dora. This important decision has been taken in the meeting of the Punjab cabinet chaired by the Chief Minister. The benefit of the Mera Ghar Mere Naam scheme will be available to the people living in the village as well as the city.

Talking to reporters at the Civil Secretariat after the cabinet meeting, he said that under the scheme, the beneficiaries will be able to get the property registered in their name. He informed that the survey of the records of properties within the red line in the villages and mapping with the improved technology in the village areas would be prepared in collaboration with the Center under the scheme.

The Chief Minister said that a map of each village will be prepared, if anyone has any objection, he will also be able to register his objections within 15 days. NRIs will get the big benefit of this decision. The Chief Minister said that wherever NRIs have land or other property in Punjab, that too would be recorded in the land records. Thereafter no one will be able to alter the ownership.

Bills of all classes will be waived
Clarifying the situation on the government’s announcement of waiving electricity bills, he said that the old outstanding electricity bills of up to two kilowatts have been waived for all. This decision of the government has not been taken for any particular caste or class. 52 lakh people of the state will be benefited from this scheme.

There will be no power shortage in Punjab
Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi said that the government will not allow power shortage in the state. He has asked the Center to ensure an adequate supply of coal. Channi said that not only Punjab, but the entire country is also facing a power crisis due to a shortage of cuckoos. He said that he has also spoken to the Coal Minister, a solution will be found soon.

Will soon bring the law in the assembly
To protect the properties of overseas Indians settled abroad, the Chief Minister said that his government would soon bring a law in this regard in the Punjab Legislative Assembly. He also announced that NRI-owned agricultural land would be mortgaged in his name, to prevent illegal, fraudulent sale of properties by some unscrupulous elements.

My house also comes under the red line in Kharar, due to which even today that house has not been built in the name of my father. –Charanjit Singh Channi, Chief Minister, Punjab.

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