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Protesting agriculture development officers lift dharna after assurance from agriculture minister

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31 August 2022, Chandigarh: Agriculture development officers sitting on Dharna at the headquarters of the Punjab Agriculture Department for several days decided to end their protest after an assurance by the Agriculture Minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal. The Agriculture Minister earlier today held a meeting with representatives of the protesting Agriculture Development Officers, in the presence of Additional Chief Secretary of the Agriculture Department Sarvjit Singh, Secretary Arshdeep Singh Thind and Director Gurwinder Singh.

During the meeting, Agriculture Minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal assured them that their legitimate demands will be accepted.  After this, the Agriculture Minister personally reached the protest site and assured that directions have been issued to the officials regarding the demands of the agriculture officers.

Besides this, addressing the protestors the Agriculture Minister said that they should support the government to save the agriculture of the state and help the farmers of the state with honesty and dedication. He also said that he will always support honest officials and hardworking employees. But he clearly said that he will not tolerate corruption in the department at any cost.

Announcing to end the protest and lift Dharna, the Agricultural Development Officers assured to work diligently and promised full support to the state government.

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