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October 30, 2015

Surge of development in Jangalmahal will continue: WB CM at Bankura

Surge of development in Jangalmahal will continue: WB CM at Bankura

West Bengal Chief Minister today flagged off the ‘Sabuj Sathi’ scheme for Bankura district at Khatra. She also inaugurated and laid foundation stones for 81 projects and schemes today.

Currently on a tour of Jangalmahal, the Chief Minister had visited Jhargram and Gopiballavpur earlier this week.

On her last day of Jangalmahal visit today, the Chief Minister inaugurated a slew of projects including Tarapith Police Station, Sabuj Dweep Eco Tourism Park, fair price medicine shops, parks, hostels for boys and girls, rickshaw stands, ambulances, roads, godowns, irrigation projects, administrative building at Simplipal police station among other things.

She also laid the foundation stone for over 20 other projects from the venue of her public meeting.

The Chief Minister also distributed cycles under Sabuj Sathi scheme and gave away certificates for Kanyashree, Yuvashree and other schemes. She also distributed land pattas, dhamsa and madol, power tillers, identity cards for folk artists, machines and equipment for farmers and artisans and slew of other benefits.


Excerpts of Chief Minister’s speech:


  • Jangalmahal is close to my heart. I love the Laal Mati (red soil). The bag I carry with me is named ‘Jangalmahal’
  • Centre has stopped giving funds for development in Jangalmahal. But we will continue the development initiatives with State funds
  • In 2013 I had announced a new university will come up in Bankura. Classes have began already
  • Earlier only foundation stones were laid and no work was done. Ichhe thaklei kaaj hoye (where there is a will, there is a way)
  • We have started the system of self-attestation in 43 cases. We have removed the system of affidavit in 31 cases
  • Thirteen new universities have been started in the last four years. We started 45 new colleges in 4 years
  • 45 new ITIs, 45 new polytechnic colleges have been set up. 130 new ITIs and 31 new polytechnic colleges are coming up
  • We believe in ‘Health For All’. We set up fair price medicine shops that provide up to 65% discount. Medicines and beds at govt hospitals are free
  • We have set up fair price diagnostic centres. Procedures like MRI, dialysis, CT Scan are offered at low cost
  • We have set up 32 critical care units, 10 High Dependency Units. We have developed ‘Breast Milk Bank’ named Madhur Sneho
  • There were no SNSUs in Bengal.We set up 301 such units. There were 6 SNCUs till 2011. Now there are 46 such units
  • There were only 1300 medical seats in Bengal till 2011. In last four years the number increased to 2900
  • New medical colleges are coming up in Bankura. New doctors will come up from the present generation
  • Four multi super speciality hospitals will be set up in Bankura district alone. 20-25 hospitals will be ready in 6 months
  • 69 lakh people have received Kisan Credit Cards. 32 lakh students have received scholarships
  • Onion is being cultivated in Bankura, where the soil condition was not conducive, through experiment
  • 3.2 crore people in Bengal receive rice at Rs 2/kilo. Soon more people will be given rice at Rs 3/kilo
  • We have started a social security scheme for kendu leaf collectors
  • We are setting up 500 Karma Tirtha marketing hubs across the State, 12 of which will be in Bankura
  • We have created reservation for OBCs and minorities without touching general seats. We created infrastructure for that
  • We have inaugurated a new police station at Tarapith today. We have started a new scheme called Jala Tirtha for water conservation
  • My govt is that of people. I work for the people. Bengal will shine in the world. We will become Biswa Bangla one day