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Congress Govt initiated revolutionary steps for women empowerment in Punjab: Sunil Jakhar

Chandigarh/ Abohar, Feb 9, 2022 (Yes Punjab News)
Former Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) President and party’s Campaign Committee head for forthcoming assembly polls Sunil Jakhar on Wednesday said that Congress party in Punjab has always undertaken pathbreaking initiatives for ensuring women empowerment.

Our government fulfilled its promise by enhancing old age pension and widow pension from existing Rs 500 to Rs 1500, besides securing 50% seats for women in Municipal Councils and Corporations to further strengthen their participation in electoral politics, Jakhar said here at Achariki village while campaigning for his nephew and Congress candidiate Sandeep Jakhar.

Reserving 30% seats in government jobs has also been a pivotal step towards making them self-relaint, he said adding that free travel facility for ladies in government buses also proved to be a major step to help needy women economically.

Referring to concerns of villages situated near the Punjab-Rajasthan border, Jakhar said it his father Chaudhary Balram Jakhar who during his tenure as Union Agriculture Minister had took the task of upgrading link canals on a mission mode. While being Punjab’s Irrigation Minister, my brother Sajjan Kumar Jakhar had ensured raising of height of canals passing through Abohar to secure water for villages lying literally on the tail-end, he added.

The present government has continued working in this direction by upgrading half a dozen canals with the latest technique which will prove beneficial to residents and would also eradicate the problem of shortage of drinking water in the region, Jakhar added.

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