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May 2, 2019

Wave of development in Howrah

Wave of development in Howrah

The district of Howrah has seen large-scale development in all sectors.

Highlights of the developmental work:

Health: 1 multi-super speciality hospital in Uluberia, 7 fair-price medicine shops, 13 fair-price diagnostic centres, 9 SNSUs, 2 SNCUs, 3 CCUs, 3 HDUs, 1 Mother and Child Hub at Uluberia Sub-divisional Hospital, new building at Amta Rural Hospital, OPD at Belur State General Hospital; Yoga and Naturopathy College coming up in Belur

School education: In 7.5 years, 164 schools set up, levels of 103 schools upgraded

Scholarships: In 7.5 years, more than 2.23 lakh students under Kanyashree, about 1.93 lakh students under Sikshashree

Higher education: 3 ITIs, 2 polytechnic colleges; State’s first Hindi University coming up in Arupara

Drinking water: Massive Rs 3.600cr-worth waste-to-energy project, in collaboration with a German company, being implemented

Kisan Mandi: 5 Kisan Mandis set up

100 Days’ Work: About 3.06 crore man-days created from FY 2013-14 to 2018-19

Housing: More than 1.25 lakh people benefitted from housing schemes, including rural housing

Mission Nirmal Bangla: Howrah declared Nirmal Zilla, being 100% ODF

Industry: State’s first Single-Window Unique Clearance Centre to simplify mutation and conversion of land for industrial use, 3 industrial estates, 6 industrial parks, 37 MSME clusters (including jewellery cluster and imitation jewellery cluster in Domjur, shuttle cock cluster in Uluberia, zari cluster in Sankrail, optical lens cluster in Munshirhat, embroidery cluster in Pipulan, rubber goods cluster in Raghunathpur), IT park (Domjur); bank loans worth more than Rs 16,000 crore given to MSMEs

Roads & bridges: About 1,390km of roads built/repaired/widened, 1 flyover, 2 bridges in FY 2018-19

Tourism: Tourism project in Garchumuk and surrounding places, tourism circuit based around memorial to Rani Bhabashankari at Garh-Bhabanipur in Udaynarayanpur and house of writer Saratchandra Chattopadhyay at Samtaberh in Bagnan

Samajik Suraksha Yojana: About 5.8 lakh unorganised labourers enlisted

Karmatirtha: 10 Karmatirthas

Sports: 91 multi-gyms, 23 mini indoor stadiums