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April 19, 2019

High tide of development in Murshidabad

High tide of development in Murshidabad

Murshidabad has seen development in every sector, be it health, education, handloom weaving, in which the district has a centuries-old tradition, or several others.

Health: 3 multi-super speciality hospitals, 5 fair-price medicine shops, 3 fair-price diagnostic centres, free beds, 24 SNSUs, 6 SNCUs, 3 CCUs, 3 HDUs, 1 Mother and Child Hub

Schools: 562 schools established, 132 schools’ levels upgraded; 9 model schools being set up

Scholarships: More than 4.82 lakh students under Kanyashree, more than 2.02 lakh students under Sikshashree

Higher education: 8 ITIs, 1 polytechnic college established; Murshidabad University coming up

Kisan Mandi: 21 Kisan Mandis set up

100 Days’ Work: About 8.36 crore man-days created from FY 2013-14 to 2018-19

Housing: About 3.36 lakh people benefitted from housing schemes, including rural housing

Mission Nirmal Bangla: 100% of the district is ODF

Industry: 22 MSME clusters (including 3 handloom clusters and 1 khadi cluster) set up; 700 tantis (handloom weavers) being trained as part of Project Muslin; bank loans worth Rs 4,847 crore given to MSMEs

Roads & bridges: More than 2,400km of roads built/repaired/widened

Irrigation: Kandi Master Plan, a flood-mitigation plan long demanded by the people of the district, is nearing completion – 5 lakh people to benefit from it

Tourism: Prakriti Tirtha set up, centred around the huge lake, Motijheel; circuit tourism project connecting Baharampur, Karnasubarna and Kandi completed; another circuit tourism project connecting Murshidabad, Malda and Nadia taken up

Samajik Suraksha Yojana: More than 8.13 lakh unorganised labourers enlisted

Karmatirtha: 50 Karmatirthas built

Sports: 47 multi-gyms, 8 mini indoor stadiums; Baharampur Stadium renovated