Chandigarh (Punjab), Aug. 1 -- : All possible resources are being utilized by the Rural Development and Panchayat Department of Punjab to provide employment to the people living in the rural area amid COVID-19 pandemic, State Cabinet Minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa said on Saturday.

Bajwa said that so far about six lakh masks and aprons have been made by the self-help groups of the state.

He said that masks are being prepared at large scale by the Rural Development Department through the self-help group and are being handed over to the civil and police administration.

A total of 10 lakh more masks would be prepared by the self-help groups, as per Bajwa, which would provide an estimated business of Rs 50 lakhs to the self-help groups...