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September 12, 2011

CM holds meeting on development of North Bengal

CM holds meeting on development of North Bengal

West Bengal Chief Ms. Minister Mamata Banerjee held a meeting of the North Bengal Development Council (NBDC) at the Writers’ Building today. The Minister for North Bengal Development along with a delegation called upon the Chief Minister to discuss comprehensive strategy of the NBDC to expedite its development programmes. Many important decision was taken in the meeting It was also finalized that work to begin immediately after the Pujas and all projects will be completed by three-months of commencement.


According to the delegation the meeting was successful. North Bengal Development said that the Ms. Banerjee is extremely serious about the issues faced by the locals residing in the remote regions which are identified as `backward districts`. It was decided that the Chief Minister will visit the North Bengal districts in every three-month.

The Chief Minister, who is also the Chairperson of the North Bengal Development Council (NBDC), had already allocated Rs 200 crore for the development of North Bengal. She assured the delegation of her full cooperation and would frame an outline based on which the Council would expedite its development programmes. However, Ms. Banerjee asked the concerned authorities to take up the development of the `backward district` on priority basis.

The high-level delegation comprised of Forest Minister, Correctional Administration Minister, Women and Child Development and Social Welfare Minister and Mass Education and Library Services.

·         Five district hospital in Jalpaiguri, Cooch Behar, South and North Dinajpur, Malda upgraded and moredanized for 50 crore.

·         Hindi medium collage in Dooars and better infrastructures in schools.

·         An university in Balurghat.

·         More ITI and madars collages.

·         Renovation of house in Mungpoo where Rabindranath Tagore stayed during his visit to Darjeeling.

·         An auditorium for the centaury old Nepali Girls School in Mungpoo.

·         30-kilometers heritage zone in Cooch Behar.