<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday reiterated the Punjab government’s zero tolerance against corruption.He was addressing a distinguished gathering at Zee Television’s show – Punjab The New Roadshow, at the launch of Zee Punjab Haryana Himachal channel. The CM talked about a range of issues confronting the state and vowed to deal with corruption with an iron hand.Corruption was a curse in Punjab and had kept industry away from the state, he said, adding that he was committed to bring industrial development back on track.Sharing his dream for the state, Captain Amarinder said he wanted to see a drugs-free Punjab, with industrial revival and crops diversification key programmes.Pointing out that his government needed to provide 90 lakh jobs to youth, which was the only way to wean them away from drugs, the Chief Minister assured that his government would deliver on all its promises to the people.He said he was regularly following his Facebook page to keep himself abreast of what people think and would ensure that their grievances are addressed and their problems resolved at the earliest.Describing the drugs crackdown by STF as one of his biggest achievements in the past two months, the Chief Minister asserted his commitment to breaking the back of the drugs mafia. The big fish will be caught and brought to book, he said, adding that action had already been taken against 4000 culprits involved in drugs smuggling and peddling. He noted that 70% of the affected people were coming to the rehabilitation centres, indicating the success of the anti-drugs campaign of his government.CM Amarinder Singh with Zee Chairman and Member of Parliament Subhash Chandra and Zee Media CEO – Regional News Channels Jagdish Chandra at the eventCaptain Amarinder also expressed satisfaction at the response he had received from captains of industry during his meetings in Mumbai last month, and promised good governance to all industrialists.The Chief Minister listed smooth, timely and efficient wheat procurement as another of his government’s success stories. He promised to create a mechanism to ensure remunerative prices for the farmers, pointing out that he had already taken up the issue of maize procurement by the central government at MSP to promote crop diversification.He also declared his commitment to overhauling the education centre to make youth employable and to improve the health system in the state.Congratulating Zee Chairman and Member of Parliament Subhash Chandra on the new venture, the Chief Minister welcomed the new channel as a positive step in the direction of bringing transparency in the media. The Chief Minister promised media houses of a favourable and free environment to promote the state’s democratic institutions. Captain Amarinder underlined the need to inform people about the truth.

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Will deal with corruption with an iron hand: Captain Amarinder Singh