January 22, 2019
Tender process completed for north Bengal projects worth Rs 700 crore
0The North Bengal Development Department (NBDD) has completed the tender process for projects worth Rs 700 crore. For projects amounting to another Rs 300 crore, the tender process is also scheduled to be completed by March. These tenders will facilitate around 300 development projects.
The allocation of funds to the department is being increased by the State Government every year. This is a clear indication of the importance that the Trinamool Congress Government places on the growth and development of north Bengal in all respects.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has always reiterated on the government’s commitment towards the development of this region. Meetings regarding projects are regularly held where district magistrates of the eight districts of north Bengal are present.
In 2011, the North Bengal Development Department came into existence with an allotment of Rs 180 crore. The present allocation of fund is Rs 660 crore. The funds are used to construct roads, bridges, school, colleges, community halls and haats (market places.).
Further, the government has decided that each block of north Bengal will be allotted Rs 2 crore for development projects from the NBDD, the minister informed. With this amount the blocks can take up development projects within an upper-cost limit of Rs 30,000 for each.
Source: Millennium Post