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April 6, 2015

Developments in Kolkata by KMC in synergy with State Government

Developments in Kolkata by KMC in synergy with State Government

Keeping pace with the tide of development ushered by the State Government, Kolkata Municipal Corporation has also been engaged in development of the city. During the last five years, the Kolkata Municipal Corporation has created history through its planning and execution of work.

Below are a few significant developments:

Health insurance:

Health insurance for residents of Kolkata belonging to BPL category has been rolled out. This scheme is a first of its kind in India and a model for all to emulate. Health security for the poor is one of the key responsibilities of KMC.

Under this scheme, during the year 2013-14, nearly 4 lakh people received Health Insurance Cards. Under the National Family Security Scheme, 3,399 families have benefited during 2013-14. At present, the amount allocated is Rs 40,000 per family.

Pension scheme:

The number of beneficiaries under the Indira Gandhi National Pension Scheme is more than 13 thousand. More than 27 thousand people have received assistance under the National Old Age Pension Scheme.

Employment and training:

Under the scheme Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojana, 40,000 people have been trained since 2010. Modern courses like computer training, driving training, television repairing, and beautician courses have been introduced. Post training, tool kits have been distributed to around 8,000 people. 1,000 poor people in every ward have benefited from this employment and training scheme. Nearly, 1.5 lakh people have been receiving benefits of this employment scheme.

Night shelters:

For the first time, ‘night shelters’ have been set up for those without homes and clothes have been distributed during the festive season of Eid and Durga Puja.