<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>With few days to go for elections, Congress’ Chief Ministerial candidate for Punjab Captain Amarinder Singh announced to provide free treatment for cancer victims in Punjab, while promising a permanent solution to problem of cancer-causing pollution in Malwa region. While addressing public rallies in Faridkot and Jaito, which lie in the cancer belt, Captain Amarinder said people had to struggle to meet the heavy costs of treatment of cancer. He said he was committed to rescuing people of the region, which had given Punjab the dubious distinction of becoming the cancer capital of India. While blaming the Akali government for the health crisis, he said the SAD government had failed to find an impactful solution to pollution causing health problems and to ensure affordable treatment for those afflicted by the disease. While agriculture had collapsed to an abominable low, industries had been fleeing the state to escape the unfriendly policies of the Akali government and fine refuge in more conducive growth environment of other states, he said.The Punjab Congress President promised to find a solution for disposal of the toxic industrial waste and contaminants spoiling the underground water in the region. “The problem has aggravated as a result of fake seeds and pesticides finding their way into the soil,” he said. Farmers from the Malwa region have been facing an agrarian crisis, due to sub-standard pesticides which has not only affected their crop produce, but also lead to health issues such as cancer and other serious ailments. While, assuring the farmers, he said that his government will implement a series of measures to revive agricultural growth in the state and bring prosperity and smiles back into their lives. He promised to take immediate steps for the revival of agriculture and industry after coming to power, reiterating his commitment to provide jobs to the unemployed youth, thus giving them gainful employment and also weaning them away from the drugs menace.

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Punjab Elections 2017: Congress promises free cancer treatment