February 9, 2017
Mamata Banerjee’s support inspires districts to take up development schemes
Handing over a cheque worth Rs 15 lakh to Nadia district for the innovative idea of planting vetiver grass to stop soil erosion by the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at the two-day state Panchayat Conference has given a great boost to the districts to take up new schemes and complete them on time.
This is for the first time when the districts, gram panchayat and blocks that had performed well were awarded. The Bengal Chief Minister has asked Subrata Mukherjee, the minister for Panchayat and Rural Development department to hold such a conference every year.
Plantation of vetiver grass to stop soil erosion named Sabujayan project by Mamata Banerjee in an eye opener and has received global appreciation.
Two more districts and ten blocks have been awarded by the Chief Minister in different categories. Mamata Banerjee had said: “More innovative schemes should be implemented in the state and allotting fund for convergence through different state departments for overall development of the state through Mahatma Gandhi NREGA”.
Over 15,000 gathered to attend the conference including District Magistrates and Sabhadhipatis of the districts.