​​ Rs. 40 thousand crore will be spent in the country under MGNREGA Scheme says Chaudhry Birender Singh.

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NewZNew (S A S Nagar) : To provide a complete makeover to the villages & to create maximum employment opportunities in the country, Rs. 40 thousand crore will be spent during the current financial year as compared to Rs. 34 thousand crore kept reserved for during previous year for the same. This was stated by Chaudhry Birender Singh, Union Minister of Rural Development, panchayati Raj, Sanitation & Drinking Water, while addressing the press at residence of Prof. Prem Singh Chandumajra, member Lok Sabha Anandpur Sahib. Before this, Member Lok Sabha Prof. Prem Singh Chandumajra, RajSabha member Sr. Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, Revenue Rehabilitation & Information & Public Relation Minister Sr. Bikramjit Singh majithia, Rural Development & Panchayat Raj Minster Sr. Sikandar Singh Malooka, Chairperson Zila Parishad Bibi Paramjeet kaur Badali, Chairperson District Planning Committee Bibi Amanjot Kaur Ramuwalia, District President BJP Sh. SUkhvinder Goldy, Deputy Commissioner Sh. Tejinder Pal Singh Sidhu, SSP Sr. Gurpreet Singh Bhuller warmly welcomed him.
Addressing the press regarding unemployment in the country, Union Minister Chaudhry Birender Singh said that centre govt. has prepared a detailed program for skill development in India. As such, Rs. 1500 crore will be spent for the same & more than 24 lacs youngster will be trained under skill development training program. He said that our nation is lacking in skilled manpower, therefore this skill development program will be very beneficial to create employment opportunities in the country. Addressing a question about renaming the Mohali International Airport after the name of Great Legend Shaheed Bhagat Singh, he said that the matter is under consideration at centre govt. & the decision in this regard will be taken soon. Addressing a question about implementing the recommendations of Dr. Swaminathan Commission, he said that these recommendation will only be beneficial to the farmers provided the MSP of each & every crop is decides first.
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Earlier Union Minister Chaudhry Birender Singh along his wife Smt. Prem Lata was received at Chandigarh Airport by Prof. Prem Singh Chandumajra Member Lok Sabha, Rural Development & Panchayti Raj Minister Sikandar Singh Malooka, Jathebandak Secretary Siromani Akali Dal Jathedar Amrik Singh Mohali and Prof. Mehar Singh Malhi. At Airport they were welcomed with flower bouquets. Then after reaching Mohali, they received a warm welcome by leaders of Siromani Akali Dal & BJP wherein Former Minister Bibi Satwant Kaur, Bibi Balwinder Kaur Chandumajra, Simranjit Singh Chandumajra, Harvinder Singh Harpalpur, OSD Hardeev Singh Harpalpur, President Siromani Akali Dal (Urban) Sr. Joginder Singh Slaich, Former president Sr. Jaswant Singh Bhullar, President Women Wing Bibi Kuldeep Kaur kang, Vice President Youth Akali Dal Raja Kanwarjot Singh Mohali, District Vice President Jaspinder Singh Virk, Councilor Municipal Corporation Sukhdev Singh Patwari, Harmpreet Singh Prince, Kamaljeeet Singh Ruby, Parminder Singh Sohana, Parminder Singh Tasimbly, Saibi Anand, Boby Kamboj, Arun Sharma, Gurmukh  Singh Sohal, Jaspreet Kaur, Ravinder Singh Saini, Ashok Jha along with jathedar Kartar Singh Tasimbly, Sahib Singh Badali, Mann Singh Sohana, Manoj verma & number of party workers & leader of Siromani Akali Dal & BJP were present.