May 2, 2014
1000 days at a glance: Accelerating development in Paschimanchal
To accelerate the pace of development of 74under-developed blocks of Bankura, Purulia, Paschim Medinipur and Birbhum,Paschimanchal Unnanyan Department has taken a few effective steps. Among these,there are few important projects like irrigation, agriculture, health, supplyof drinking water, preservation of land and water, provision for education andemployment etc.
Developmentof school infrastructure: Till now 33 hostels havebeen constructed and infrastructure of 88 schools has been developed. Laccultivation in the district of Purulia has been extended. 5000 families havebenefited from these initiatives.
Developmentof Rural Health Services: 6 NRCs in Purulia, 5 inPaschim Medinipur and 4 in Bankura have been set up. Raipur rural hospital,Jhargram district hospital and Purulia`s Deben Mahato hospital have beendeveloped (along with SNUC). Mobile Medical Camp also had been arranged atJangalmahal area. A Referral eye hospital has been constructed at the Parablock of Purulia. A Nursing Training College is being constructed at Lalgarh,Paschim Medinipur.
Developmentof Irrigation system: Canals have been renovated atKanksa in Barddhaman district, Onda, Simlapal, Raipur and Khatra block inBankura district, 9 RLIs in Paschim Medinipur district and 7 in Bankuradistrict have been renovated. 2 deep tubewells have been constructed in Bankuradistrict and 29 in Paschim Medinipur district.
Developmentin communication system: More than 400 Concrete,Bituminous and Paved Roads and Bridges including small and big roads along withculvert and small bridges have been constructed. Among these there areconnecting roads of different projects in Jangalmahal as announced by theHonble chief Minister.
Conservationof land and water: Creation of Jorbandh, digging andrenovation of ponds, leveling of barren band have been carried out. More than216 projects have been completed in this sector.
Boostfor Agriculture: The farmers of Paschim Medinipur,Bankura and Purulia have been encouraged to cultivate onion and turmeric in anon-convertional method. The project was implemented with the help ofscientists of Bidhan Chandra Agricultural University.
Enhancementin sources of drinking water: More than 1200tubewells have been put up in 5 districts under the Board area. Purifieddrinking water supply project have been installed at 20 Rural Health Centres inPaschim Medinipur and Bankura district.
Schemesfor economically backward classes: Till date 4661houses for economically backward people have been constructed under GeetanjaliProject. In the current financial year, work for construction of buildings fortotal 712 Anganwadi Centres has started in Bankura, Purulia, Burdwan andBirbhum.