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July 14, 2015

WB CM inaugurates a mobile app for Burdwan district

WB CM inaugurates a mobile app for Burdwan district

In a first initiative in Bengal, the Burdwan district administration launched ‘Smart Burdwan’, a portal and a mobile app. Everything you have wanted to know about the district will now be at your fingertips.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who visited Burdwan for her 100th administrative meeting, commemorated the occasion by launching this portal and app.

Service of the people

One will be able to lodge complaints against departments such as PWD as well as the municipalities, the panchayat samiti, block and sub-divisional offices regarding basic infrastructure – roads, drinking water, drainage and so on.

Also, all contact information of these departments or entities can now be accessed via this app. This app can also be used to access the contact numbers of police stations, fire and emergency services, electricity, cooking gas, and so on, thereby bringing all these under a single window.

In addition, information on educational courses, admission procedure, infrastructure, placement will also be available. All details about schemes such as Kanyashree, minority scholarships, vocational training, industrial training can be accessed through this app.

To prevent the distress sale of agricultural commodities, a voice interactive system has been developed by C-DAC, which is supposed to be launched on July 15.