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April 2, 2015

KMC leads in development of minorities

KMC leads in development of minorities

If the performance of the 193 odd municipal corporations in India is compared with respect to the welfare of minorities, Kolkata Municipal Corporation will undoubtedly be the best among all.

Several initiatives have been taken up for the people belonging to minority communities residing in Kolkata. A lot of progress has been made in different sectors like education, health, employment and infrastructure.

In the last five years, 23 Urdu medium schools, 26 ward health units, 55 new anganwadi centres have been set up. 86 deep tube wells have been constructed. 33 organisations belonging to minority communities have been supplied with computers, printers and scanners.

Under the Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojana, 40,000 people have been trained since 2010. Twenty five per cent of the trainees belonged to the minority communities.

All the Muslim and Christian burial grounds, which were lying neglected for several years, have been renovated and developed.