Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said, the Centre is committed to extending all possible help to the people of Punjab’s border areas and resolve their issues on priority.
Mr Singh said this after Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh sought full support from the central government for the state’s development programmes for the border areas, including a proposed special package for the region.
The Punjab Chief Minister made the request to Mr Singh while accompanying him on a visit to Hussainiwala in Ferozepur. The two leaders discussed various issues concerning the development and progress of the border areas.
The Punjab Chief Minister later told reporters that his government was working closely and proactively with the Centre to resolve various issues related to the farming community, which had a large presence in the region.