Punjab Pardesh Congress Committee president Sunil Jakhar today said that in wake of immense social, economic and geographical importance of Punjab, the state must be developed as a special industrial zone.
He said that apart from facing invaders in the past it has also suffered due to black days of terrorism.
Jakhar said that unemployment is a big threat to the socio-economic structure of state as earlier due to it the militancy badly disturbed the state and now menace of drug is a big danger to young generation.
Jakhar said that the hard working farmers of Punjab have made the country self-reliant in the food grains, and for that they even depleted the natural resources like water and soil of their provinces.
But because the farmers of the state had grown food grains for the entire nation, therefore the Government of India also has the responsibility to help the state government for the debt waiver, because if the farming sector of Punjab collapses, food crisis can be restored in the country, he said.
He said that six districts of Punjab are sharing their boundaries with Pakistan and thousands of hectare of agricultural land of farmers is on the other side of the fencing at the international border.
Congress will raise all these issues during the Monsoon session of the Parliament, he added.
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