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December 21, 2015

Nandigram a milestone in my life: Mamata Banerjee

Nandigram a milestone in my life: Mamata Banerjee

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today inaugurated 106 projects and lay the foundation stone of 42 more in East Midnapore district. She also launched the ‘Sabuj Sathi’ project in the district during a public meeting at Nandigram.

WB CM distributed different agriculture and fishing equipment, pattas, cycles, loans to the beneficiaries. Besides this, many people received financial assistance under different schemes. Students got bicycles under Sabuj Sathi scheme.

The Chief Minister laid the foundation stones for the office the district magistrate and an administrative building, water supply projects, bus stands, godowns, road projects, irrigation projects, State Welfare Home at Contai, animal welfare centres, health centres and some other projects.

The CM inaugurated Matangini Hazra Women’s College (Phase I), district training centre, water supply projects, public welfare training centre, road projects, renovation of canals, bridges, several new attractions at Digha, besides some other projects.

Highlights of WB CM’s speech:

  • We have inaugurated and laid the foundation stones for several projects in different sectors today.
  • Three new ITIs will come up in East Midnapore. 4 new multi super speciality hospitals will come up in this State.
  • We are developing Krishak Bazars for our farmers. We have given compensation to 7 lakh people after floods in Midnapore.
  • 1.5 lakh students will get cycles under Sabuj Sathi scheme in this district. By January, 25 lakh students will get cycles.
  • From 27 January, 2016, 7 crore people in Bengal will get food grains at Rs 2/kg. We are ensuring ‘Food For All’.
  • 100% coverage has been achieved for mid-day meal, rural electrification in East Midnapore.
  • 30 lakh girls have been registered under Kanyashree scheme.
  • We have registered 14 lakh SC/ST students under Sikshashree scheme.
  • We are providing loans and subsidies to self-help groups in the state.
  • I have never forgotten Nandigram. Singur-Nandigram have been milestones in my life.
  • I can never forget the sacrifices made by people of Nandigram. We can never forget the atrocities in the name of sunrise.
  • The atrocities carried out in Nandigram were a dark chapter in the history of Bengal. We will never allow them to repeat.
  • We have approved Ghatal Master Plan for flood prevention.
  • We have taken several initiatives in education sector for Nandigram.
  • We are planning to promote environment-friendly, eco-tourism at Nayachar. We will not allow chemical hub there.
  • We are allocating Rs 10 crore for a new higher secondary school here.
  • We will build a Martyr’s Memorial and a Cultural Convention Centre here.
  • It is because of your struggle that we came to office in 2011.
  • We have not achieved financial freedom till now. We increased our revenues but Centre takes away major share of our taxes.
  • The Left incurred huge debt. We inherited their legacy. Neither Congress nor BJP govt at Centre helped us.
  • We have introduced reservation for OBCs and minorities without reducing the no. of seats for general category.
  • We believe in ‘Health for All’. Beds and medicines at govt hospitals are free. We have set up fair price medicine shops.
  • The logo of Sabuj Sathi scheme was made by me. It signifies the power of youth. They will win over the world one day.
  • Despite all the financial hardships, the amount of work we have done in the last four years is unmatched.
  • আর নেই দরকার বামফ্রন্ট সরকার। চাই মা-মাটি-মানুষের সরকার।
  • ভুলতে পারি নিজের নাম, ভুলবো নাকো নন্দীগ্রাম। নন্দীগ্রামের আরেক নাম সংগ্রাম, সংগ্রাম।
  • I am happy to be back in Nandigram. Stay safe, stay healthy.