March 25, 2014
1000 days at a glance: North Bengal Development
The present Government is duty bound for over-all development of North-Bengal. From setting up of a separate department for the development of the region to the construction of a branch secretariat in North Bengal, the Chief Minister has time and again proven that she is committed towards the well being of the people of the State. The Chief Minister visited the region 18 times since 2011 to take stock of the progress of developmental projects.
From tackling the law and order situation in the Hills to the completion of pending projects for the region, North Bengal development has been a top priority of the All India Trinamool Congress led West Bengal Government.
Here are some of the major achievements in this sector in the last 1000 days:
(i) A full-fledged Department for North Bengal Development was set up by WB CM Ms. Mamata Banerjee immediately after coming to power.
(ii) Uttar Kanya – the mini secretariat in North Bengal was inaugurated within one and half years of announcement by the CM. On February 11, 2014 the State Cabinet held its first meeting in Uttar Kanya.
(iii) For the development of whole Dooars area, the “Dooars Task Force” has been formed under North Bengal Development Department.
(iv) Seven new Government colleges have been approved for the region. A branch of the North Bengal University is being set up in Jalpaiguri. Coochbehar got a new university named after Panchanan Barma.
(v) Construction work of the Circuit Bench of Kolkata High Court at Jalpaiguri is in final phase.
(vi) The Chief Minister had laid special stress on tourism in North Bengal. Lamahata Home Tourism is now functional, the newest attraction. The Gazaldoba Tourist Hub was inaugurated by the Chief Minister in October 2013.
(vii) WBSIDC is setting up a mega tourism hub at Banarhat, Jalpaiguri. The hub will boast a convention centre, five and three star resorts, day centre for picnics, amusement park, budget resort, crafts village, hospitality management training institute and youth hostel among others.
(viii) All the district hospitals are being equipped with modern equipments. With increased number of beds, facilities like SNSU and SNCU, MRI facilities, fair price medicine and diagnostic centres, the hospitals are being raised to the status of multi-super specialty hospitals.
(ix) A film-city and film school are being set up at Dabgram-Fulbari.
(x) A Mahananda action plan has been adopted to clean up the river and reduce the water pollution in the region.
And the list goes on…