Punjab

JAKHAR SEEKS MODI’S HELP IN STUBBLE MANAGEMENT CENTRE, SHOULD BEAR US 20 DOLLAR FEE FOR PILGRIMAGE

November 09, 2019 05:45 PM

Dera Baba Nanak/Chandigarh (Face2News)

PPCC President Sunil Jakhar on Saturday sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s help in compensating farmers for non-Basmati variety of paddy by paying Rs 100 each quintal as bonus for not burning stubble.   

Interacting with Modi at langar on the occasion of inauguration of the immigration center and flagging of first jatha of Indians through Kartarpur corridor near Dera Baba Nanak today, Jakhar said Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur was built to commemorate the site where Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, settled after his missionary work. He assembled a Sikh commune there, and lived for 18 years until his death on 22 September 1539. By devoting last years of life to cultivation, the great Guru had highlighted the significance of farming, Jakhar said.

Interacting with Modi at langar on the occasion of inauguration of the immigration center and flagging of first jatha of Indians through Kartarpur corridor near Dera Baba Nanak today, Jakhar said Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur was built to commemorate the site where Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, settled after his missionary work. He assembled a Sikh commune there, and lived for 18 years until his death on 22 September 1539. By devoting last years of life to cultivation, the great Guru had highlighted the significance of farming, Jakhar said.

“We all are lucky to have worked together in a positive way to facilitate opening of the long awaited corridor to Kartarpur. It was almighty’s charisma, his blessings did work. Punjab was not in a comfortable financial position to pay Rs 100 for each quintal to paddy growers. The state contributes heavily in food bowl of the country. Punjab has to spare enough water for irrigation also. It will be befitting for the Central govt to help the farmers by paying Rs 100 as bonus, Jakhar told Modi in the presence of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.  

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