October 22, 2019
Chief Minister stresses more awareness about schemes at Uttarkanya admin meeting
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is currently on a tour of North Bengal. A day after she participated in a Bijoya Sammilani celebration at Siliguri Police Line, she held an administrative review meeting at Uttarkanya today at which officials from the districts of Jalpaiguri, Alipurduar and Cooch Behar took part. She repeatedly reminded the officials to build greater awareness about the various schemes and projects that the State Government has undertaken for them.
Highlights of her meeting:
1. The news media must play a constructive role.
2. You have to ensure that people are getting job cards under the 100 Days’ Work Scheme, farmers are getting money under crop insurance and women from eligible families are getting Swasthya Sathi health insurance cards.
3. Voters’ lists must be verified carefully. If a necessary document has been lost, a police complaint must be lodged. Documentary proof for including names in the voters’ lists include driving license, Aadhaar card, PAN card, Swasthya Sathi card and others. Seniors officials like BDOs, BLROs, SDOs, DMs and others must help the people by issuing proper instructions.
4. A lot of names get missed out during the national census. I am asking the officers to ensure that no person in Bangla gets left out. Duplicated inclusions must be removed.
5. There will be no NRC in Bangla. Implementation depends on the State Government. There is no question of setting up detention camps.
6. Ration card is a valid identity proof in its own right. If there are mistakes on it, they must be corrected. There is no connection with NRC regarding this.
7. Till date, Rs 2,500 cr has been spent on disaster relief.
8. The State’s voters’ lists will be updated through special camps to be organised from November 5 to 30.
9. You have to ensure that people are getting money from crop insurance claims. Work in this regard will start from November 1. Under the Krishak Bandhu Scheme, 40 lakh farmer families in the State have been included.
10. It must be ensured that members of scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, Adivasis and other backward castes face no problem getting caste certificates.
11. Under Swasthya Sathi, 4.89 lakh names have been included, 25,000 have benefitted, Rs 13 crore has been disbursed.
12. Under 100 Days’ Work Scheme, out of five lakh eligible people, two lakh have been provided jobs.
13. People working in roadside tea shops and dhabas and petrol pumps are being trained as ‘pathasathis’ to help people involved in road accidents. For this purpose, they would be given phones.
14. People must be made aware about the human milk bank, Madhur Sneha and Cord Blood Bank.
15. Many young women work under the MSME scheme, Bangla Haat. This would be linked to Biswa Bangla stores.
16. People have earned a total of Rs 15,000 crore during Durga Puja because of festival-related work.
17. Through the leather complex in Kolkata, Karmadiganta, five lakh youths would get jobs.
18. After the opening of Bhorer Alo Flyover, it would be possible to reach Siliguri in half an hour from Gajoldoba.
19. You have to ensure that the tea industry remains in good health. Members of various merchants’ chambers of commerce have to work together to ensure that. Tahe State Government will make land available in and around tea gardens to start horticultural practices.
20. It may not be possible to have a Silicon Valley here, but the place can easily become another Swiss Valley.
21. I am appealing to the young generation to come forward to take up internships in different government projects. The process to make this possible would soon be started in various universities.