Patiala: Economists of Punjab appealed to the Union government to providing a compensatory special investment package of Rs 50,000 crore (Rs 10,000 crore per annum) for rejuvenating Punjab economy in the next five years.
The demanded a debt relief package should be extended to the state. They also maintained the special package was in interest of food security and strategic national interests of India.
However, the planning chair in the department of economics had organized a day brainstorming session for discussing the future of Punjab economy.
Many economists, including Sucha Singh Gill, director general, Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development, Chandigarh, Gian Kaur, professor and formerly head, Punjab School of Economics, participated in the discussion.