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April 27, 2019

Comprehensive development in Paschim Bardhaman

Comprehensive development in Paschim Bardhaman

The new district of Paschim Bardhaman was created by the Trinamool Congress Government, on April 7, 2017 after bifurcation of the erstwhile Bardhaman district.

Highlights of the developmental work in the district:

Health: 1 multi-super speciality hospital, 2 fair-price medicine shops, 2 fair-price diagnostic centres, 7 SNSUs, 2 SNCUs, 2 CCUs, 2 HDUs; 1 nursing college coming up, ESI Hospital being renovated

Scholarships: More than 47,000 students under Kanyashree, more than 50,000 students under Sikshashree

Higher education: Kazi Nazrul University set up, 1 government degree college, 1 ITI (another one being renovated)

Kisan Mandi: 1 Kisan Mandi set up

100 Days’ Work: More than 68 lakh man-days created from FY 2013-14 to 2018-19

Housing: More than 23,000 people benefitted from housing schemes, including rural housing; housing for 45,000 more being constructed

Mission Nirmal Bangla: Paschim Bardhaman declared Nirmal Zilla, being 100% ODF

Industry: 1 industrial park (in Panagarh), 1 industrial estate, 7 MSME clusters (including 15 MSME clusters, 2 IT parks, bank loans worth Rs 8,300 crore given to MSMEs

Roads & bridges: About 530 km of roads built/repaired/widened; 6-lane bypass in Panagarh, 2 bridges built in FY 2018-19 (2 more coming up)

Airport: Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport in Andal developed as India’s first greenfield airport

Hospitality: State Government’s first hotel management, ‘Aharan’ opened in Durgapur

Samajik Suraksha Yojana: More than 2.7 lakh unorganised labourers enlisted

Karmatirtha: 10 Karmatirthas functioning

Sports: 17 multi-gyms, 1 mini indoor stadium